Graduate Teaching Assistant, M.A. Student

About

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  • Office Hours:

    W 12pm-3pm (or by appointment)
  • Role:

    Student
  • Position:

    • Graduate Teaching Assistant, M.A. Student
  • Concentration:

    • Identity & Performance Studies
    • Rhetorical Theory & Criticism
    • Critical/Cultural Media Studies
  • Department:

    • Communication Studies
  • Education:

    • B.A. Communication Studies, Latin American & Border Studies - Southwestern University
    • Brazilian Culture, Politics and History - Universidade do Sul da Santa Catarina

Biography

After receiving my B.A. from Southwestern University where I double-majored in Communication Studies (COM) and Latin American & Border Studies (LABS), I journeyed North of the Red River to continue my research on Alternative Rock (and Pop) subgenres as moments of counter-cultural subversion rooted in youth reclamation(s) of agency and identity. My undergraduate studies focused primarily on My Chemical Romance's live performance of The Black Parade as an iconic artifact through which Late-Millennials processed adolescence and anti-youth sentiments in a post-9/11 cultural context. Additionally, I spent a semester studying at Universidade do Sul da Santa Catarina in Florianopolis, Brasil, which largely influenced my LABS capstone project centered on the Brazilian style of futebol as a negotiated performance of cultural, communal, and individual empowerment in its reference(s) to historically disenfranchised Afrobrazilian archetypes.

Hailing from the great state of Texas, I find myself in a constant search for southern-fried chicken and someone to discuss the beauty of Friday Night Lights. Hobbies include rage-quitting difficult RPG games, wondering when the Cowboys will break their December curse, and re-watching season 2 of Buffy knowing full-well the finale will make me cry. In the future, I plan to pursue a doctoral degree and conduct an ethnographic study of live music shows.