I am currently a PhD student at the University of North Carolina School of Information and Library Science. My area of research interest is contemporary oral communication, with a focus on reality storytelling.
Oral History with Southern StorytellersI have interviewed two southern storytellers on growing up with family storytelling and how it has impacted their current stories and performance styles.
That's Not Funny
I am working with my colleague and classmate Samantha Kaplan on a study of lightbulb jokes on Reddit. We hope to illuminate how humor operates in a social media community and reveal some of the attitudes of that community.
Mobile Knowledge Workers
Collaborating with Doctor Mohammad Jarrahi, I am conducting research on the information practices of mobile knowledge workers.
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.