In Spring 2013 I graduated from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, MN with a B.A. in geography, a B.E.S. in music, and minors in British studies, intercultural communications, and GIS. I had the privilege of growing up in Gridley, IL with its other 1,409 residents, and I've arrived at Kent State after being enticed by the rapidly growing Department of Geography and the superb faculty here. My research areas can be surmised through my undergraduate studies. Currently, I am using social media to analyze the nationality of popular music, redefining its place and disputing the idea that pop music has lost its "place." In addition to my work in cultural geography, I have a passion and a stronger background in historical geography. Specifically I have been working with 19th and 20th century European migration studies, following cultural traces of Scottish immigrants into Minnesota.
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
- 19th/20th European Migration
- Geographies of Music
- British Studies
- Native American Studies
Association of American Geographers, Gamma Theta Upsilon