I am an Assistant Professor of Communication at Methodist University (Fayetteville, North Carolina), and I serve as an affiliate member of the Mobile Gaming Research Lab (NC State University). My research critically examines user experiences with digitally networked technologies, like mobile smartphones, in different cultural contexts. I also study how these technologies shape how people interact with the world around them. 

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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)

Recent Talk


  • 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)