Research

I am currently a doctoral candidate at the University of North Carolina School of Information and Library Science. My area of research interest is oral information practices. 

Performing Reality
For my dissertation I am conducting an ethnography of the Atlanta, Georgia reality storytelling show Carapace, to better understand the information practices of this community. I have created a separate page here with more information about this project.

Gig Workers
Collaborating with Doctor Mohammad Jarrahi, I am conducting research on gig work facilitated through online platforms (like Upwork). I am especially interested in oral communication between gig workers and their clients. 

Mobile Knowledge Workers
In earlier research with Doctor Mohammad Jarrahi, I investigated the information practices of Mobile Knowledge Workers. We have had several publications from this research and I am finishing up analysis on the use of in-person meeting, audio conferencing, and video conferencing among MKWs. 

Performance and Communication
Amanda Sacchitello (KEYS Piano Studio) and I interviewed Georgia Tech students who participate in performing arts, such as drama and marching band, to better understand how studying performance might enhance their professional communication skills.