PHD Candidate AT BGSU IN THE SCHOOL OF MEDIA & COMMUNICATION
My research is focused on how representations of marginalized identities in popular culture influence attitudes toward those groups (like autistic people), with side projects in cross-neurotype communication and the intersections between autism, gender, and sexuality.
Recent Publication: Everything’s Gonna Be Kinda Queer: Autistic Gender & Sexuality in Everything’s Gonna Be Okay (in Ought: The Journal of Autistic Culture, Fall 2022)
Current Project: Perspectives of autistic and non-autistic people on recognizing autism through visible characteristics and behaviors
Current Projects: Autistic and non-autistic reactions to rating scales used in media effects research; Authenticity in autistic television characters
Hello! I’m busy with my dissertation right now, but I’ll restore my regular website sometime soonish. In the meantime, thanks for visiting, and get in touch if you’d like to chat about research, tv, autistic representation, or growing tomatoes. (I know, that last one doesn’t really fit the theme, but I grew 20 varieties of tomato last summer, and it was amazing.)
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