I received my PhD in English from Monash University of Melbourne, Australia in 1998 and my MA in anthropology from Carleton University in 1992. My doctoral dissertation examined the ways in which readers were corporally and spatially constituted within household books produced through the 19th-century domestic economy and sanitary science movements. My MA dissertation sought to combine Bahktin’s notion of the chronotope with Hallidayan systemic function grammar in order to offer a chronotopography of 19th-century gazeteers.
Currently the main focus of my research is the critical exploration of multimodal forms of discourse in a number of different but overlapping contexts, including the rise new forms of militarism, neoliberalism, and technological fetishism.
I have three projects in development. The first is an examination of the ways in which discourses on work are being translated into the built environments of workspaces. The second is a study of how the drone functions as a material-semiotic object. Finally, the third project is a survey of metaphors for financializing biopower.
I am willing to supervise graduate students in the areas of critical discourse studies, visual communication, and critical military studies.
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