I’m Katie. I recently defended my Ph.D. thesis in the Media, Technology, and Society Program in the School of Communication at Northwestern University. In Fall 2015 I’ll be joining the faculty in the Department of Media, Journalism & Film at Miami University.
My research focuses on the history, culture, and politics of grassroots and global practices of mediated communication. I’m particularly interested in how users have historically made and mixed media to construct international identities, communicate across cultures, and seek and share global information in everyday life.
Many of my projects look to the past to illuminate present-day trends in digital and participatory 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.