Ph.D., Rhetoric and Language, Summer 2018
University of Texas at Austin
Dissertation: "Diffuse Threat: US Counterterrorism as an Anxious Infrastructure"
Co-Advisors: Dana Cloud and Joshua Gunn
M.A., Communication Studies, 2013
Thesis: "Becoming Discouraged: Affect and the Rhetorical Production of Negative Emotion in Therapeutic Unemployment Discourses"
Advisor: Bradford Vivian
Awards and Honors
Graduate School Continuing Fellowship, University of Texas at Austin, Academic Year 2016-2017
Recruitment Fellowship, University of Texas at Austin, Academic Years 2013-2014, 2014-2015
Rhetoric Society of America Dissertation Award, for dissertation defended 2018, awarded 2019
Inaugural Top Paper Award, Communication, Identities, and Difference Division, Western States Communication Association Convention, 2019
Gerard A. Hauser Research Award for Top Four Graduate Student Paper, Biennial Rhetoric Society of America Conference, 2016
Outstanding Assistant Instructor, Department of Communication Studies, University of Texas at Austin, Academic Year 2015-2016
Clock Award for Student Appreciation, Services for Students with Disabilities, University of Texas at Austin, Fall 2015