I am a Doctoral Candidate at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. My current research focuses on the intersection of mediated discourses of consumption and the construction of national and cultural identities in post-socialist countries. More broadly, I am interested in narrative as a means of constructing collective identities and memories. I have studied the narratives of immigrants and of survivors of communist labor camps. I have also written on questions of identity and community in online environments, as well as on the processes of social construction of technology.