I am currently pursuing a Master’s of Music (MMus) in Popular Music Research at Goldsmiths University of London. My specific interests within the field include youth audience engagement and analysis, popular music as a site of community formation and support, and ethical music management and marketing.
I am currently in the process of writing a dissertation on the subject of popular music as a site of intergenerational communication, female empowerment, and queer identity. During this process I am engaging in research through extensive literature review as well as qualitative interviews. I am supervised in this pursuit by Professor Keith Negus.
As an undergraduate at the University of Vermont I successfully defended an honors thesis titled Understanding K-Pop Twitter as a Site of Transnational Social Media Activism: Transcultural communication and affinity in the context of fan community formation, collective action, and identity negotiation. During this process I engaged in hand-coded social media sentiment analysis, complex network analysis, and spatial data analysis and visualization.
Bachelor’s Degree with honors in Geography and Global Studies May 2021
Minors: Public Communication