Associate Professor of Feminist Studies
Areas of expertiseDisability Studies, Feminist and Queer Theory, Activism
MA, PhD, Claremont Graduate University 2005
BA, Wake Forest University 1993
Courses: Spring 2014
Intro to Feminist Studies
Ecofeminists and Queer Greens.
Feminist and Queer Activism.
FYS: Better Babies, Monster Moms, and Clones.
Intellectual Histories of Feminism.
Introduction to Feminist Studies.
Senior Capstone Seminar in Feminist Studies.
Troubling Bodies: Disability, Difference, and the Body.
Feminist, Queer, Crip (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, forthcoming in 2013).
"Desire & Disgust: My Ambivalent Adventures in Devoteeism," in Sex and Disability, ed. Robert McRuer and Anna Mollow (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2012), 331-353.
"Debating Feminist Futures: Slippery Slopes, Cultural Anxiety, and the Case of the Deaf Lesbians," in Feminist Disability Studies, ed. Kim Q. Hall (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2011), 218-241.
Deaf and Disability Studies: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, co-edited with Susan Burch (Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press, 2010).
"Calling all Restroom Revolutionaries: Resisting Assimilation Through Coalition Politics," with Simone Chess, Jessi Quizar, and Mattie Udora Richardson, in That's Revolting: Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation, ed. Matt Bernstein Sycamore, (Brooklyn: Soft Skull, 2004), 189-206.
"Inseparable: Constructing Gender Through Disability in the Amputee-Devotee Community," in Gendering Disability, ed. Bonnie G. Smith and Beth Hutchison (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University, 2004), 107-118.
"Compulsory Bodies: Reflections on Heterosexuality and Able-bodiedness," Journal of Women's History 15, no. 3 (2003): 77-89. Translated into Japanese by Hisako Motoyama, Women's Asia 21, no.52 (November 2007): 34-42.
Honors & Awards
Southwestern University Outstanding Teaching Award. 2008.
Ed Roberts Postdoctoral Fellowship in Disability Studies, University of California, Berkeley. 2006-2007.
Woodrow Wilson Foundation Dissertation Fellowship in Women's Studies. 2003-2004.
Women's Studies Dissertation Scholars Teaching Fellowship, University of California, Santa Barbara. 2002-2003.
Groups & Affiliations
Board Member, Generations Ahead: For Reproductive and Genetic Justice. 2007-2011.
Board Member, Society for Disability Studies, 2005-2008.
Program Co-Chair, Society for Disability Studies Annual Conference, Seattle, 2007 and New York City, 2008.
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies. 2007-present
Program Co-Chair, Queer Disability Conference, San Francisco, CA. June 2002.