About

I am Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at SUNY Oswego. The courses I teach include undergraduate classes such as “International Perspectives on Women,” “Integrated Media Writing/Design,” “US National Parks Through Media,” and “Communicating Science in Media.”

I hold a PhD in history from the University of Rochester. My current interests are the digital humanities, digital media, gender and women’s history, and history of science and technology. Additional academic training includes a B.A. in History & English/Creative Writing from Binghamton University and a B.S. in Environmental Management & Technology from Rochester Institute of Technology, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies from the Susan B. Anthony Institute at the University of Rochester.

I am working to publish my dissertation on Ellen Swallow Richards, the first woman to attend and teach at MIT. I am also in the beginning stages of a digital project that maps, using network visualizations, the intellectual connections of minorities in science and technology from 1800 to recent.

I enjoy doing interdisciplinary work and was a 2014-2016 Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in the Digital Humanities at the University of Rochester, as well as Project Manager for the Seward Family Digital Archive. Follow me on Twitter @serenitys37.