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Areas of Inquiry
Performance Studies, Rhetoric, and Postcolonial Theory
My dissertation research examines stand-up comedians as potential catalysts of progressive social change and sites of stand-up comedy, both physical and virtual, as potential third spaces for resistance of what J. Marshall Beier (2005) terms the "hegemonologue." My working title is Was It Something They Said?.
In addition to scholarly pursuits, I am the Producing Artistic Director for Jobsite Theater, the resident theater company at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, where I direct, design sound and video, and occasionally perform.
I hold an MFA in Acting from the University of Florida and have also been fortunate enough to study with Moscow State University, the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts (GITIS) and the San Francisco Mime Troupe. In my free time I enjoy travel, watching football, the appreciation of craft beer, and tackling DIY home projects. I live in Tampa Heights with my rad wife, Summer Bohnenkamp, and a mess of critters.
Article: "On His Terms, In My Words: A Narrative Exploration of Family, Loss, and Grief."
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Areas of Inquiry
Organizational Communication, Interorganizational Collaboration, and Organizational Change
My passion for research is inspired by a rich and full life - from my youth in Raleigh, North Carolina to human rights work in Buenos Aires, Argentina to graduate studies in Tampa, Florida.
Building on my experience in health and community organizing, I am motivated to research the challenges and concerns in our society that lead us to organize and enact change. My dissertation focuses on North Carolina's law enforcement response to human trafficking. Specifically, I study how communication constitutes organizations as knowledge is passed from successful interorganizational collaborations to law enforcement's efforts to identify, investigate, and prosecute trafficking cases. Based on a theoretical foundation of Gidden's Structuration theory, I use McPhee and colleagues' Four Flow communication model to analyze the relationship between institutional positioning, organizational self-structuring, membership negotiation, and activity coordination.