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Associate professor, DePaul University

I am an Associate Professor of Journalism in the College of Communication at DePaul University in Chicago. I research on climate change communication, social movements and social media. I teach undergraduate courses in climate change communication and social media journalism.


  • 2021–present
    Associate Professor, DePaul University
  • 2015–2021
    Assistant Professor, DePaul University


  • 2015 
    University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ph.D., Mass Communications


  • 2022
    Environmental Social Movements and Social Media, The Handbook of International Trends in Environmental Communication
  • 2020
    Fossil fuel divestment: Theories of change, goals, and strategies of a growing climate movement, Environmental Politics
  • 2020
    Connecting extreme heat events to climate change: Media coverage of heat waves and wildfires, Environmental Communication
  • 2019
    Fracking, the Elsipogtog First Nation, and disruptive public participation: The role of images in amplifying outrage on Twitter, Breaking Boundaries: Innovative Practices in Environmental Communication and Public Participation
  • 2018
    Mediated skewed diffusion of issues information: A theory, Social Media + Society
  • 2018
    Visualizing the Paris Climate Talks on Twitter: Media and Climate Stakeholder Visual Social Media During COP21, Social Media + Society
  • 2018
    Social Media in Agenda-setting: The Elsipogtog First Nation and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, SMSociety '18 Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Social Media and Society
  • 2017
    Internet-Enabled Activism and Climate Change, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science
  • 2017
    The Paris Climate Talks (COP21) in Visual Social Media, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Social Media & Society
  • 2017
    Communicating about Fossil Fuel Divestment, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science
  • 2017
    Response to ‘Word choice as political speech’: Hydraulic fracturing is a partisan issue, Public Understanding of Science
  • 2017
    Discourse over a contested technology on Twitter: A case study of hydraulic fracturing, Public Understanding of Science
  • 2016
    Translocal anti-fracking activism: An exploration of network structure and tie content, Environmental Communication
  • 2016
    Occupy is not a place. A cross-case comparison of the 15M and Occupy movements, Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies
  • 2015
    Hashtagging politics: Transnational anti-fracking movement Twitter practices, Social Media + Society
  • 2012
    Water gives life: Framing an environmental justice movement in the mainstream and alternative Salvadoran press, Environmental Communication

Professional Memberships

  • International Communication Association
  • International Environmental Communication Association