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EDUCATION

  • PhD, American Studies, New York University (May 2017)
    Dissertation — Before Fair and Balanced: Conservative Media Activism and the Rise of the New Right
  • MA, American Studies, New York University (May 2011)
    Thesis – Exceptional Politics: The Tea Party Movement and the U.S. Right-Nationalist Tradition
  • BA, Government and History, University of Texas at Austin (May 2007)


PUBLICATIONS

Academic

Popular

GRANTS & AWARDS

  • 2016-2017. Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship
  • 2016. Global Research Initiative Fellowship, NYU
  • 2013. Dean’s Student Travel Grant, NYU
  • 2011-2016. Henry M. MacCracken Doctoral Fellowship, NYU


PRESENTATIONS

  • 2018. “The Alternative Historiography of the Alt-Right.” Paper to be presented at the American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., January. Panel: “Alt-Histories and Facts: Neo-Fascist and White Nationalist Historical Revisionism in the 21st Century.”

  • 2017. “Facts Forum and the Long History of ‘Post-Truth’ Conservatism.” Paper to be presented at the American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, Ill., November. Panel: “On the Responsibility to Truth.”

  • 2017. “Revisiting and Revising James Carey.” Paper presented at the Joint Journalism and Communication History Conference, New York, NY, March 12. Panel: “The Right-Wing Echo Chamber in Historical Perspective.”

  • 2016. “A Paradigm Displaced: What the New Right Saw in American Studies.” Paper presented at the American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, Nov. 19. Panel: “Homefronts.”

  • 2016. “The Problem With Fulton Lewis, Jr.” Paper presented at the Joint Journalism and Communication History Conference, New York, NY, March 12. Panel: “Broadcasting, Diversity and Regulation.”

  • 2014. “Television’s Vietnam: A Case Study in Constructing a ‘Liberal Media.’” Paper presented at “The Power of Information,” the Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, April 17. Panel: “Ideas of War and Wars of Ideas.”

  • 2013. “From Piss Christ to Obama in Pee Pee: Historicizing New Right Art Criticism.” Paper presented at “Beyond the Logic of Debt, Toward and Ethics of Collective Dissent,” the American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., November 23. Panel: “Neoliberalism As Dissent.”

  • 2013. “‘The Future is in the Re-Founding’: The Tea Party’s Vernacular Theory of Historical Time,” Paper presented at “Uncertain Futures,” a conference of the Society for the Anthropology of North America, Duke University, Durham, N.C., March 15. Panel: “Futurity of the Right.”

  • 2012. “It’s The Democracy, Stupid: Tea Parties, Occupations and the Crisis of State Legitimacy,” Paper presented at “Dimensions of Empire and Resistance: Past, Present, and Future,” the Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Nov. 15. Panel: “Dimensions of Occupation.”

  • 2012. “Historical Ahistoricism: Spectacle and Re-enactment in the Tea Party Movement.” Paper presented at “Reclaiming ‘America’: The Tea Party in Ethnographic, Historical and Comparative Perspective,” a workshop hosted by the CUNY Graduate Center, New York, New York, Oct. 26.

  • 2012. “Saving the ‘Nation’ from the ‘People’: Unpacking the Tea Party Movement’s Political Claim.” Paper presented at “From Meydan Tahrir to Wisconsin: Rethinking Revolution, Democracy and Citizenship,” hosted by political theory graduate students in the Department of Government at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, April 27-28.

  • 2010. “Southern Dispatches? Texan Journalists in Diaspora and the Politics of Cultural Identity.” Paper presented at the American Studies Graduate Conference “Southern Nation,” Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, April 23-24. Panel: “Southern Diasporas.”

TEACHING

Instructor of Record

  • 2016, Summer. Urban Cultural Life, NYU
  • 2014, Summer. New York City in Film: The Politics of Representation, NYU

Teaching Assistant 

  • 2014, Fall. Cultures & Concepts: Contemporary Latino Cultures, NYU
  • 2014, Spring. Concepts in Social & Cultural Analysis, NYU
  • 2013, Fall. Approaches to Gender & Sexuality Studies, NYU

Training

  • 2010, Spring. Teaching and Learning Certificate Program, NYU

SERVICE

  • 2013-2014. Treasurer, Friends of The Daily Texan
  • 2013. Co-Founder, Friends of The Daily Texan
  • 2012-2014. Chair, NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis Student Committee
  • 2010-2012. Chair, Student Press Law Center Outreach/Programming Committee
  • 2006-2012. Director, Student Press Law Center Board of Directors
  • 2006-2007. President, Texas Student Publications Board of Operating Trustees
  • 2005-2006. Editor, The Daily Texan

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