Kailan Sindelar is an ABD PhD Candidate in Clemson University's Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design program.
She is currently working on her dissertation, which uses care ethics and feminist materialism to analyze AR and VR apps that are designed to educate users on animals and environments. Kailan is currently an Affiliate of the Clemson University's Virtual Reality and Nature Lab. Her long-term goals are to direct her own VR lab at a university. She wishes to partner with industries and local communities so that research from critical analysis, participant observation, and interviews can help inform future app designs. She also hopes that her current research can inform industry practices, shape classroom activities, and set up future research paths.
Her research interests include technical and professional communication, environmental communication, climate change communication, feminist materialism, human animal studies, augmented reality, virtual reality, app studies, game studies, and UXD.