I am a media scholar, particularly focusing on television, so I watch an awful lot of television. My current research project focuses on citizenship, the body, and makeover television. I’m interested in how people discuss the ways that the body intersects with technology and what that says about various cultures’ fears and hopes about technology. This is why I find cyborgs in sci-fi really fascinating. I’ve published an article on sci-fi in Battlestar Gallactica and Philosophy: Mission Accomplished or Mission Frakked Up? (2008) titled “I, Cyborg” and I hope to publish more in this line of research.
I am writing my dissertation for my doctorate in Communication and Culture from Indiana University. I have a master’s in Communication from San Diego State University and a bachelor’s in Philosophy and Classics from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. I like school.
I’ve been a big sci-fi fan since I was a child, with my mother loving Star Trek. To me, sci-fi allows me to explore the possibilities of existence, of what may be. Clearly this blog, Sci-Fi Lessons, is not scholarly. But it is a place for me to present my musings, which are informed by my scholarly interests.