I'm currently working for the UW-Madison Center for the Humanities and the Consortium for Humanities Centers and Institutes on issues related to funding and promoting innovative public humanities scholarship.
My research and teaching interests center around sound, technology, the arts, and the environment. I'm a member of the sound studies working group at UW-Madison and am on the editorial board of the ASAP/Journal.
I'm a project administrator, sound enthusiast, and cultural historian based in Madison, Wisconsin. I have a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Iowa, and have held research fellowships at the Smithsonian Institution and the Penn State Institute for the Arts and Humanities. Current status: advocating for and negotiating public humanities scholarship and career paths. You can find my academic CV here.
I've been messing around with audio essays since very early on in graduate school (2006 or so?). Here's my latest one, which I did in July 2016 for To the Best of Our Knowledge.
In Record Time is a new segment for To the Best of Our Knowledge that I'm working on with Henry Sapoznik. He's the director of the Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture, a ravenous record collector, and a talented radio producer. We started these in early 2016 and are having a blast. This was our first segment:
The Field Noise mix series was a non-narrated music and found sound podcast that I ran for a few installments in 2011-2012. In current podcasting parlance it's a mini-series, but really I just stopped making them at some point. Maybe one day I'll start working on Season 2.