I am an assistant professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia. Most of my research is about money and other communication technologies. My book, New Money: How Payment Became Social Media is available for pre-order from Yale University Press. My co-edited book, Paid: Tales of Dongles, Checks, and Other Money Stuff  was published by MIT Press in April 2017. 

Previously, I was a post-doctoral researcher at the Social Media Collective of Microsoft Research New England and a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. I completed a Ph.D. at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and an S.M. in Comparative Media Studies at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology.