Laura is an advanced doctoral candidate in Media Studies at the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication. Her education includes a BA in Cultural Studies (Columbia College Chicago), and an MS in Media Studies (Univ. of Oregon). Her research interests broadly include technology and gaming, social movements in the digital age, and race and gender issues on social media. She has presented on virtual communities and social media at major conferences, and has a forthcoming co-authored book chapter in the Palgrave-Macmillan series on gender and gaming. Her dissertation traces the genealogy of pro-life feminism, its contemporary relationship to liberal feminism, and the varied forms of technologies employed by both groups to build and reinforce issue communities.
MA, Media Studies, University of Oregon, 2014
BA, Cultural Studies, Columbia College Chicago, 2010