I am an Assistant Professor of Communication and the Communication Curriculum Coordinator at Methodist University. In addition, I currently serve as the Associate Director of the Networked Mobilities Research Lab (NC State University). My research critically examines users experiences with digitally networked technologies, particularly in diverse cultural / global contexts. Right now, I'm researching and writing about: edge computing infrastructures, the history of the SIM card, and intimacy on virtual reality platforms.
Hybrid Play (edited collection)
edited by Adriana de Souza e Silva and Ragan Glover-Rijkse
This book explores hybrid play as a site of interdisciplinary activity—one that is capable of generating new forms of mobility, communication, subjects, and artistic expression as well as new ways of interacting with and understanding the world.
The chapters in this collection explore hybrid making, hybrid subjects, and hybrid spaces, generating interesting conversations about the past, current and future nature of hybrid play. Together, the authors offer important insights into how place and space are co-constructed through play; how, when, and for what reasons people occupy hybrid spaces; and how cultural practices shape elements of play and vice versa.
"Examining Edge Computing's Impact on Networked Mobilities" at International Communication Association (Paris, May 2022)
Presenting "Producing Intimacy in Virtual Reality" at Association of Internet Researchers (Dublin Ireland, fall 2022)
Publication "Micromobilities in the Global South" with Adriana de Souza e Silva (summer 2022)
Teaching Intercultural Communication at Methodist University (Summer 2022)