About

Me
I am a documentary researcher, historian, and tenure-track professor living in a state you’re more likely to fly over than to visit.

Research
My primary research focuses on documentary representations, technologies, and institutions. My secondary research focuses on participation, texts, and social media, such as memes and hashtag campaigns.

Teaching
My teaching centers on media ethics, social media, advocacy campaigns, and blog writing. I sneak documentaries in there when I can.

Blogging
I hand-coded my first blog post — about documentary, of course — more than 20 years ago. Documentarysite.com has existed for more than 15 years. I was invited to write the occasional blog post for PBS’s POV series in 2011.

To say the least, much has changed about documentary, social media, and the world in these times. And here we are back again on our own domain.