Assistant Professor

Western Kentucky University
Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology
1906 College Heights Blvd. #61029
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1029
Phone: (270) 745-4933
Fax: (270) 745-6889

Research Interests
Applied Visual Anthropology 
Community-Based Participatory Research
Discourses of Food
Food Systems - meat production, food fermentation

Network Science & Complexity Theory
Narrative Networks
Mediatized & Public Discourses
Language & Interaction
Language Circulation
Linguistic Corpus Analysis (Englishes)
Discourses of Blood
Occupational Discourses

Current Research
Food Fermentation and Culturing
Meat Production and Consumption

Geographic Areas of Study
North America (general)
The United Kingdom

Doctoral Thesis
'Blood-Talk': A Language Network Analysis of English Speaking Heritage Butchers in the Southwestern United States.

Master Thesis
"Let's get down and Derby!": Female Athletes and Heteroglottic Identity Construction in Tucson Roller Derby