My research interests lie at the intersection of performance, cultural studies, and critical theory. In particular, I'm interested in memory as an embodied rhetorical practice, performance as a critical rhetoric, and public discourse as a tool of enlivened critical democracy. My current work examined the way that performance functions as a powerful tool by which marginalized communities engage in collective memory. Likewise, in my recent scholarship in social philosophy, I have theorized the formation of mystical subjectivity in Spanish Catholic writers of the 16th century (particularly Teresa of Avila). In addition to my work in the Department of Communication Studies, I am a member of the Society of Jesus (the Roman Catholic religious order best known as “the Jesuits”) studying to be a priest in the USA West province of the Jesuits.