I am a scholar in the field of information and educational media studies. I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University, and Editor-in-Chief at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) Misinformation Review. Before Joining Harvard, I was an Instructional Design and Open Educational Resources Librarian at College of the Sequoias.
My current research examines how the educational publishing industry is being reshaped by technological developments such as open access, machine learning and big data analytics. I also study how open education and open publishing tools can be used to support collaborative, creative, and personalized approaches to teaching and learning. My dissertation, “From Codex to Bits: Discourses, Practices and Materialities in the Open Textbook Phenomenon,” is a multi-sited ethnographic study of open textbook implementation across community colleges and state universities in California, focusing on issues of labor, technical interoperability and use/reuse.
In 2019, I received my PhD from the Department of Information Studies at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Previously, I studied Media Anthropology, Education/Cultural Studies and Optometry at the School of Oriental and African Studies in England, the UCLA Department of Education, and the Technological Educational Institute of Athens in Greece respectively. My outlook is highly interdisciplinary and informed, in addition to my academic training, by my background in journalism, publishing, and art management.