I have a Ph.D. in rhetoric from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. At UB, I teach courses in rhetoric, public speaking, and research methods.
I conduct research about how social movements organize and form, and I’m particularly interested in the rhetoric of the labor movement in the United States. I’m currently working on a project that explores the 1932 Ford Hunger March, a labor protest during which 5 workers were killed at the hands of Detroit and Dearborn police. In addition to labor rhetoric, I’m interested in how we in the present make use of the past, and I’ve published essays on public memory in the United States.
If you’d like to look at my full CV, click here (updated June 2018).
In my spare time, I love to cook (or more specifically bake all sorts of cookies and cakes), read novels, and travel to new places.
I also volunteer with the Posse Foundation as a writing tutor and coach to help high school students prepare for college.