I’m Katie, a Ph.D. candidate in the Media, Technology, and Society Program in the Department of Communication Studies at Northwestern University.
My current research focuses on the history, culture, and politics of grassroots and global practices of mediated communication. In particular, I study ways in which users have historically mixed and mobilized various forms of old and new media to construct international identities, communicate across cultures, and seek and share global information in everyday life.
Much of my work looks to the past to illuminate present-day trends in digital and “new media” culture. My research has appeared in New Media & Society, Media, Culture, & Society, and MediaCommons, and has been supported by fellowships from the Social Science Research Council and the American Association of University Women.