School of Journalism and Mass Communication

My work focuses on ideal democracy, and different ways democracy is shared or imagined, especially in popular culture. I have done work on the potential of the Internet as a viable Public Sphere, and am currently engaged in a project about democracy as an imaginative concept in Post-Communist Europe. I am also working on a book chapter titled “Democracy at Work: The Lessons of Donald Trump and The Apprentice.” I plan to do my dissertation research on the exportation of democracy, and the role the mass media plays in this transmission.