I completed a BA in Psychology and a MA in Music and Culture at Carleton University, Ottawa. My MA research focused the representations of masculinities in emo music. I conducted an intertextual analysis that explored lyric topics, vocality, intensional and extension analyses of musical syntax through theories of markedness and intervalic relationships, and performative acts in music video. In my doctoral work, I explore the performance and reception of gender dissonance in rock musics.
I have published book reviews in the Canadian Journal of Communication. I also have a forthcoming book chapter, entitled "Let it Enfold You: Screaming, Masculinity, and the Loss of Emotional Control in Post-Millennium Emo," in Misogyny, Toxic Masculinity, and Heteronormativity in Post-2000 Popular Music (under review, Palgrave) edited by Nicola Puckey and Glenn Fosbraey.
Here at Western, I currently teach MIT1050A, "Navigating our Media Landscape." I am also a reviewer for tba: Journal of Art, Media, and Visual Culture, the Department of Visual Arts' annual peer-reviewed graduate journal.