Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies at Middlebury College. After completing my Ph.D. in Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, I held a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Rice University.
My areas of specialization include: feminist, queer, and crip theory; activism and social movements; critical sexuality studies; bodies, health and reproduction; rurality, place, and space; and food issues and politics.
My dissertation received the Kenneth Sherrill Best Dissertation Award (for work on sexuality and politics) from the American Political Science Association, as well as the Lancaster Dissertation Award for the Social Sciences, an honor given to one dissertation every two years at UCSB. I have received various fellowships that made these awards possible: The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship, UC Doctoral Scholars Fellowship, Pre-Doctoral Fellowship from the Inter-disciplinary Humanities Center, the Mendell Fellowship in Cultural Literacy from the Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion, and Public Life, and The Mayra Sadker Foundation, among others.
In 2012, I was named Teaching Associate of the Year at UCSB and awarded the prestigious university wide Excellence in Teaching award, given to one UCSB Teaching Associate annually. I am also grateful to have received a University Award of Distinction and the Pride Leadership Award, two awards that speak to my commitment to mentorship, activism, and service.