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Hi there! That’s me in the picture above. Giving a presentation about Netflix.

I do that a lot as a doctoral candidate at the University of Iowa. My research explores how industrial practices and technological affordances affect creative workers’ risk-management strategies, specifically in regards to what types of textual representations they produce.

I’m especially interested in “indie” media creators like social media influencers, independent film producers, podcasters, and musicians.

Probably because I’m one of those creators myself. I write songs and poems that, I’d go so far as to say, aren’t terrible. Once after a show with my band Twin Cities, another musician even told us we “played a good set.”

I’m married to Amanda Casey, who’s a passionate creative and preschool teacher. We have a sheltie named Zero. Here’s a bunch of cute pictures of him.