For six and a half years, I taught communication at the University of North Dakota. I joined the University of Ottawa in January 2015.

I write about media and globalization, and I’m especially interested in borders and the tolls they exact when we cross them. Some borders are linguistic, some are cultural, some are geographic – to cross them is to be transformed.

I draw heavily on translation studies, a field that has developed a powerful tool set for examining borders. (I speak English and French.) I also draw on aesthetics and its tool set for describing our experience of objects in the world.

I am also a founding editor of the Digital Press at the University of North Dakota.

My full CV is available here.

I also run the site Boom and Bust in the Bakken, which has information about my research on the Bakken oil patch in western North Dakota

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