Grant writer (yes! A grant writer named grant.)
Hi, I'm Grant.
I conduct research, write grants, and talk about media.
I have 5 years of experience applying qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research for a variety of purposes from understanding US voters' news consumption behavior during the 2020 election to assessing teletherapy efficacy. As a media theorist, I conduct independent research on how meaning is constructed in everyday life through, with, and alongside communication and media technologies.
For more on my work as a research professional, check out my CV.
Curious about media theory? Check out my podcast: Media, Culture, & Why we feel like crying so much
I'm a research professional and media theorist interested in the intersection of digital media technology and everyday life. I'm particularly interested in the implications of these technologies on community and individual well-being and civic engagement.
Before I began my work as a researcher, I was an actor for 6 years and hold a bachelor of fine arts in acting. During my undergraduate studies, I realized that what I loved about theatre wasn't the act of performing but theatre's ability to serve as a method and medium to explore human behavior and relationships.
In pursuit of further ways to explore social action , I continued my studies at Georgetown University for my MA in Communication, Culture, and Technology (CCT). Through my coursework and research appointments, I developed extensive experience with social scientific research methods that I used to write two peer-reviewed publications where I employed modified ethnographic methods to answer questions at the intersection of digital media, temporality, and the COVID-19 pandemic. I also taught courses on interdisciplinary research methods and critical media theory, and presented at six conferences including national meetings of the Midwestern Political Science Association and the American Sociological Association.
I now use my theatre training to creatively communicate my research to stakeholders in a variety of contexts whether it is my current work conducting research at a nonprofit mental health agency to my podcast, Media, Culture, and Why we feel like crying so much or my exhibition of documentary photos from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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