About

I am an associate professor of digital media history/theory, queer theory, and environmental cultural studies in the Department of Media Studies at Queens College, City University of New York. My previous research focused on television, film, and cultural studies with an emphasis on how television and medicalization work in relation to culture. Now, I visit sites of environmental precarity, document what I see and hear in these places, inventory the remains, and work to understand what might lie beyond remediation — the possibilities of the unprecedented through a new queer materialist lens. My first monograph, Prescription TV: Therapeutic Discourse in the Hospital and at Home was published by Duke University Press in 2012. Articles and book chapters have been published in various places. I also have appeared in the corporeal form at various conferences, symposia, classrooms in different world parts.