- BA - Calvin College, communications arts and sciences, 1996
- PhD - University of Iowa, communication studies
- Mass media, media and the public, and communication theory
- television, gender and sexuality, popular music, and disability concerns in film
Screening Disability: Essays on Cinema and Disability. Eds. Christopher R. Smit and Anthony Enns. Philadelphia, PA: University Press of America, 2001.
"Pour Britney, Poor Britney: Exiling Britney Spears as a Non-Resident of Non-Place.” International Study of Popular Music Annual Conference. Iowa City, IA (April 2008).
"A Collaborative Aesthetic: Lévinas’ Idea of Responsibility and the Photographs of Charles Eisenmann and the Late 19th Century Freak-Performer.” Victorian Freaks. Ed. Marlena Tromp. Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 2008; 283-311.
"Reconstructing the King: Death Narratives of Elvis Presley in the 1980s." Ordinary Reactions to Extraordinary Events. Ed. Ray B. Browne and Arthur G. Neal. Bowling Green, OH: Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 2001; 73-87.
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