Broadly, I study how the design of digital communication. My main focus includes understanding computer coding and data-driven work as rhetorical forms of communication.
I aim to illustrate how coding and data work are more than their relationships with engineering, technical structures & systems. Every new coding and data generation learn often narrow or myopic histories about computing: Code and data are neutral technologies, objective, and without bias. Despite so much evidence to the contrary, understanding code and data as always relational across, individuals, cultures, and society isn’t the norm. My research frames code and data as forms of writing activity because such as reframing can shift our thinking about code/data as being culturally rhetorical. That its histories impact the decisions people make when they write and use code that writes and uses data.
Overall, I am invested in questions like How is coding and data work a rhetorical activity?, How does coding and data work perpetuate or create new societal problems?, and How can we help technical professionals find value in a humanities perspective on their practices?
Some of my past research has studied how capitalistic rhetoric has impacted calls for coding as the new mass literacy of our time. Overall, my research, teaching, and community-outreach projects take up a design justice approach to digital communication.
How is Twitter embedded within the U.S.-Mexico border, and how does Twitter reorganize the oppressive conditions perpetuated by the border’s sociopolitical history? We propose a theoretical framework for technical and professional communication to study and understand our role with infrastructure.
This article theorizes coding as a form of writing with data through a qualitative case study of a web developer’s coding on a data-journalism team
Proficiency with specialization in data processing and analysis
Proficiency across data visualization techniques, ranging in environments such as Google Sheets, Observable Notebooks, and Python
Proficiency in HTML5/ARIA web accessibility techniques
Proficiency in auditing, assessing, and developing web content strategies for large organizations