Michelle Dreiling is a doctoral candidate in Media Studies with a certificate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Oregon. Michelle has an MA in Communication from Wichita State University. They have taught at both public and private colleges and universities, as well as served as Design & Web Editor for the journal Women & Language. Their research focuses on social constructions of identity, collaborative research methodologies, and critical analysis of representations of gender and sexuality in media. Michelle’s current work focuses on nonbinary gender as a medium of communication using documentary filmmaking and collaborative ethnographic methods.