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.

Other sites I run include:

The Bakken Goes Boom, which has information about my research on the Bakken oil patch in western North Dakota

Home on the Patch, which collects stories about what it means to be at home in a boomtown. It is currently under construction.