I am an early career researcher and Teaching Associate in Sociology at Monash University. I was awarded my PhD in Sociology in 2014 by La Trobe University. My research interests include media representations and digital culture. My first book, The Search for Meaning in Film and Television: Disenchantment at the Turn of the Millennium, was published in 2015 by Palgrave Macmillan, London. Other recent works include a study of violence in video games and an examination of masculine performances in YouTube video game vlogging.