About

I'm an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media Studies at the University of San Francisco. My work examines the technocultures of life extension, from insurance and estate planning to digital posterity and transhumanism. My current book project traces the rise of digital estate planning startup companies, focusing on the intergenerational care work required to maintain digital afterlives as networked heirlooms.

I received my PhD from the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU. My work has been supported by the Mellon Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Data & Society Research Institute, the Intel Science & Technology Center for Social Computing, and the Consortium for History of Science, Technology, and Medicine.