I am a scholar working at the nexus of German Studies, Medieval Studies, and Film & Media Studies. My research revolves around relations between old media and new media, particularly questions of mobility.

My current project is an interdisciplinary study of wireless media in German modernity. Going wireless, I argue, meant not only the elimination of wires but also the production of electromagnetic radiation, a phenomenon with far-reaching implications for the cultural logic of German modernity.

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of German Studies at Cornell University.  After receiving a concurrent PhD in German Studies and Medieval Studies with a Designated Emphasis in Film & Media Studies from the Department of German at the University of California, Berkeley, I was an Andrew W. Mellon postdoctoral fellow in Cornell’s Department of German Studies and the Society for the Humanities.