As a writer, editor and researcher, my background consists of extensive experience in both technology and education. Currently I am at the University of Cambridge, researching reading in print, on screens, and how this influences engagement with books that we read.
My professional experience includes working at Google in Mountain View, CA as part of Authors@Google, one of the world’s best online lecture series. I’ve worked as a director of digital textbooks in the field of nonprofit education, and most recently worked in online education at Stanford University.
I received my Master’s Degree from the University of Oxford, where my research included literary copyright, digital technology, and books as physical/digital objects. My other interests include: online education, Internet culture, how we learn and think, and social media. I am currently pursuing my PhD at the University of Cambridge, researching how digital technology influences reading habits.
I received my B.A. in English and Rhetoric from the University of California, Berkeley where I created and for six semesters taught a course on The Simpsons and Philosophy. I’ve done interviews and coverage in a wide variety of media sources internationally, including the BBC, and San Francisco Chronicle, and I’ve also been a contributor to the Blackwell Popular Culture and Philosophy book series, including Heroes and Philosophy, Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy, Arrested Development and Philosophy, 30 Rock and Philosophy, Inception and Philosophy, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Philosophy — and the upcoming Lego and Philosophy. I have contributed to The Oxonian Review, a literary publication based in the University of Oxford.