As a scholar and designer, I investigate the visual narratives of popular print media, focusing on how design participates in constructing histories and cultural identities. Through research, writing, and design, I seek to reveal the multi-vocal layers and culturally constructed imaginaries embedded in everyday images. My research draws on both archival images and personal photographs. These images are visually engaging and widely accessible, expanding the audiences for my work.
In addition to researching and writing about popular visual culture, I also write and speak about issues related to design pedagogy. At professional conferences and in print, I have explored issues relating to teaching graphic design in the studio and the design history classroom at all levels of university education.
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