Media Studies Online


My name is Lizard (that's short for Elizardbeth).

I am an instructional librarian and scholar of cultural and media studies.

I am a child of the 1990s and Y2K era "Old Web," and today I am a librarian who spends way too much time on the internet. I like curating resources and designing stuff on the web for fun. I also study information, media and culture, especially dinosaurs, animals, and cultural studies of science.

I completed my MA in Media Studies at The New School in spring 2022, and I earned my MLIS from Simmons College in the School Library Teacher Program and my BA from Emerson College in Media Studies. I often study and write about comics, video games, and other media, even memes! My work has appeared in Studies in Comics, Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy, Journal of Science Communication, and Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, and Technoscience.

Broadly, I like to think of my research as taking a high-minded approach to low-minded things.


Listening to: Sea shanties
Reading: Dare to Lead by Brené Brown
Playing: Baldur's Gate 3
Writing: Dinosaur project
Studying: Leadership in education
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  • 4 Feb 2024 : Edited links page.
  • 30 Jan 2024 : Added continuing learning.
  • 6 Dec 2023 : Adding teaching philosophy and work.
  • 5 Dec 2023 : Updated sitemap.
  • 4 Dec 2023 : Set up custom domain.
  • 1 Dec 2023 : Projects and resource lists.
  • 16 Nov 2023 : Updated projects and resources.
  • 3 Nov 2023 : OA Media Studies journals list.
  • 19 Oct 2023 : Added this changelog.
  • 12 Oct 2023 : Added bibliographies, projects page.
  • 05 Oct 2023 : Updated resources, sitemap. Added land acknowledgement.
  • 25 Sept 2023 : Created Site. Basic layout and navigation.

To do:

  • Accessibility checks.
  • Media literacy subject guide.
  • Decide if I want the changelog on the about or home page.

This site is a project of Terrible Lizard.

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