My research is informed by cultural studies, ethnography, and STS. The research topics I'm most interested in are how culture shapes design and how we might view design as a form of control. I wrote a dissertation on some of the ways television companies design experiences with audiences across digital platforms.
Here is my cv.
Some things I'm into include: Finland, modernism (to a point), NBA basketball (the 2003-2004 Pistons, 2013-2014 Spurs, and 2014-2015 Hawks were some of my favorite teams), doodling, patterns, checks & balances, absurdity, delta waves, composting, owning less, artichokes, space ice cream, the NY Mets, failing Voigt-Kampff tests, and being an out-of-touch musical omnivore.
If you ever get the feeling, drop me a mlahey (at) kennesaw (dot) edu!