Shari is working through the relation between media studies and psychoanalysis. Her research considers how conceptual metaphors of mediation reveal the cultural anxieties and fantasies of communication. Human-computer interaction is a primary focus of her work, which is informed by theories of influence, desire, and delusion. Her academic interests include the intellectual history of media theory and the cultural histories of cinema and television. While working as a digital media producer for nonprofit clients in Washington, DC, she edited digital video and designed the information architecture of websites in open-source content management systems. Shari received her BA in Political Communication and Film Studies from The George Washington University and received her MA in Media, Culture, and Communication from New York University.