My research focuses on the intersection of strategic and environmental communication and visual media. As a common thread, my research explores how people communicate and use media to reduce or reinforce the threat and effects of climate change. This includes projects that explore how alternative communities strategically communicate about climate change and how news frames public land in relation to cultural and political power.
Informed by interviews with wildland firefighters, my dissertation examines how news visually communicates recovery from wildfires, which stresses resilience over the mitigation of causal factors, such as climate change. I have also contributed to research on youth use of public transportation and the well-being of LGBTQ+ youth and families. Several academic manuscripts not listed below are currently under review.
School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC) | Allen Hall | 1275 University of Oregon | Eugene, Oregon 97403