Climate change and misinformation workshop

In January 2024, I held a workshop for the Maine Conservation Voters on climate change and misinformation. In this lunch and learn I discussed what misinformation is, how to check the veracity of information one can find online, and how to identify reliable sources of climate change information. 

CAACE 2023: Community-building and dialogue on social media

In March 2023, I gave the keynote for the annual conference of the Connecticut Association for Adult and Continuing Education in Groton, CT. The keynote, entitled “community-building and dialogue on social media: Examining democracy in the 21st century,” addressed the threat and opportunities presented by social media platforms. More information about the keynote and the…

#SpoilTheConference: A decade of spoiler research

In March 2022, I was one of the keynote speakers at #SpoilTheConference, a multi-day conference on spoilers and entertainment media organized by the University of Zurich. My keynote, “Spoilers and the narrative experience: Lessons from Ten Years of Empirical Research” focused on what we know (and don’t know) about how spoilers impact the narrative experience…

Spoilers, Game of Thrones, and Avengers

In the past few months, the spoiler research carried out by Benjamin Johnson and myself has been featured in a number of publications. In August 2019, our research was featured on two local TV stations in Maine. You can find the stories here. In May 2019, Thrive featured our work in a story on spoiler…