I’m an Assistant Professor of Technical Communication & Data Visualization in the English Department at Virginia Tech, where I teach courses in technical communication, literacies, and digital-cultural rhetorics of technology.
My research engages questions that frame computer coding as a culturally dynamic form of writing with data, as opposed to simply a result of automated technology alone. You can learn more about this way of understanding coding through my article, ‘Writing with data: A study of coding on a data-journalism team," which:
I am also interested in applying computational social science methods to feminist and anti-racist rhetorical theories, as a means to differently understand social relationships in digital environments. I am currently collaborating on a project that examines Twitter discourse surrounding Trump’s plans to build the border wall before, during, and after his administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policy that separated children from their families.
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
This article demonstrates how charts during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic articulated visual arguments yet also required extended communicative support upon their delivery.
This chapter reflects on the experience of a humanities-led computational literacy program and offers 6 strategies for similar programs.