Press and Events

Upcoming Events


Past Events

The Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST) “From Here to There: The History and Future of Chicago’s Transportation” Monday May 3rd, 2021 at 6 PM EDT on Facebook Live/YouTube Live
How has transit changed over the years? How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected the way we use transit? How will emerging technologies allow us to modify and enhance the transit systems we have in place? Join us on a tour of Chicago’s transportation systems both past, present, and future to hear answers to these questions and many more.

Chicago for Chicagoans January 22, 2021 6:00pm CST via Facebook Live & Google Meet
Join Chicago for Chicagoans and guest lecturer Ava Francesca Battocchio for a talk exploring the swindling corruption associated with the fight over Chicago’s streetcars & transit lines. Watch here

Chicago for Chicagoans June 1, 2020 6:30pm CST via Facebook Live
Backburner what you learned on Mad Men, because we are digging into Chicago’s history of “commercial magicians and priests of consumption.” Join Ava Francesca Battocchio as they explore Chicago’s history of advertising, outdoor billboards, and the folks who make (and occasionally break the boundaries) of the industry as we know it. Watch here


Michigan State University’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences January 7, 2022
Feature on members of recently launched Rural Computing Research Consortium

Tarleton State University Press Release June 11, 2021
Selected as one of 10 scholars and practitioners from across the United States to join Tarleton State University’s Rural Communication Institute’s inaugural cohort of rural scholars

Chicago Tribune July 14, 2018
Preservation ‘nerds’ find beauty in Gary’s decaying buildings

Teaching in the Arts July 2, 2018
Peter Hawley and I discuss dressmaking, communication, and Canada

Loyola News Chicago April 23, 2018
Claire Filpe and I discuss running a business as a full-time student.

Duluth News Tribune March 19, 2017
Duluth woman mixes the old with the new in fashion designs

Duluth News Tribune May 24, 2015
With an eye for detail, Duluth photographer records forgotten urban landscapes

The UMD Statesman March 11, 2015
The Statesman reviews the Annual Minerva Zine party and discusses independent media in Duluth.