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Academic Appointments


Assistant Professor. Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Penn State University. 2017-present.

Research Associate/Core Faculty. The Rock Ethics Institute, Penn State University. 2017-present.

Assistant Director/Lecturer. Women’s Studies Program, East Tennessee State University. 2013-2017.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Gender, Race, and Science.  Department of Gender Studies, Indiana University Bloomington. 2011-2013.

Education


2010 Ph.D., Philosophy (Philosophy, Interpretation, and Culture Program), with a Graduate Certificate in Feminist Theory from the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, Binghamton University, State University of New York.

2008 M.A., Philosophy (Philosophy, Interpretation, and Culture Program), Binghamton University, State University of New York.

2005 B.A., English Literature (Multicultural and Gender Studies Track), with a Certificate in Women’s Studies, magna cum laude, Florida Atlantic University.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  • “Biohacking Gender: Cyborgs, Coloniality, and the Pharmacopornographic Era.” Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities.  22(2): 179-190. 2017.
  • “Pedagogies of Becoming: Trans Inclusivity and the Crafting of Being.” Transgender Studies Quarterly. 2(3): 395-410. 2015.
  • “Nomad Science” in Transgender Studies Quarterly. 1(1): 138-141. May 2014.
  • “The Waiting Room: Ontological Homelessness, Sexual Synecdoche, and Queer Becoming” in Journal of Medical Humanities special issue, Queer in the Clinic. 34 (2): 241-245. June 2013.
  • “What If It Doesn’t Get Better? Suicide, Negative Affect, and the Outside of Homonormativity” in the American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Philosophy and LGBT Issues. 11(2), Spring 2011.
  • “The Becoming-Woman of the Young-Girls: Revisiting Riot Grrrl, Rethinking Girlhood” in Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge (22). 2011.
  • “Medical Histories, Queer Futures: Imaging and Imagining ‘Abnormal’ Bodies. ” eSharp 16 (Winter 2010): Politics and Aesthetics.

 Book Chapters

  • “Gone, Missing: Queering and Racializing Absence in Trans and Intersex Archives” in the Queer Feminist Science Studies Reader, eds. Cyd Cippola, Kristina Gupta, David Rubin, and Angela Willey. Seattle: University of Washington Press. Forthcoming, 2017.
  • “The Transgender Tipping Point: The Social Death of Sophia Burset” in Intersectional Feminist Approaches to Orange is the New Black. Jefferson, NC: McFarland Press, 2016. 95-111.
  • “Utopian Pragmatics: Bash Back! and the Temporality of Radical Queer Action” in A Critical Inquiry into Queer Utopias, ed. Angela Jones. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. 205-230.
  • “Queer Monsters: Foucault, ‘Hermaphroditism,’ and Disability Studies” in The Imperfect Historian: Disability Histories in Europe, eds. Sebastian Barsch, Anne Klein & Pieter Verstraete. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2013.  113-132. Recipient of the Disability History Association 2014 Outstanding Publication Award: Best book.
  • “Situating Bio-Logic, Refiguring Sex: Intersexuality and Coloniality” in Critical Intersex, ed. Morgan Holmes. Surrey, England: Ashgate Press, 2009.  73-96.

Book Reviews


  • “Carnophallogocentrism and The Sexual Politics of Meat: Review of the Twentieth Anniversary Reissue of Carol J. Adams’ The Sexual Politics of Meat” in the Journal of Critical Animal Studies, Volume IX, Issue 3 (2011): 128-134.

 Invited Presentations


  • Plenary Speaker at Sex on the Margins: Navigating Religious, Social, and Natural Scientific Models of Sex Differences. Boston University. 2017.
  • “INTERSEXion of Queer Bodies and Biomedical Practice,” sponsored by LGBT Services. DePauw University.  2013.
  • “Interdisciplinary Feminist Pedagogies,” Finding our (Grass)Roots: Activism, Theory, and the Future of Feminism: the Biennial Women’s and Gender Studies Symposium. Georgia Regents University. 2011.
  • “Intersex 101: From the Deliveryroom to the Classroom,” Smith College. 2005.

Campus and Departmental Talks


2015

  • “Trans Inclusive Sex Education.” Sponsored by the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance.  East Tennessee State University.  September 17.
  • “Homonormativity and Queer Politics: Moving Beyond Nonprofitization, Centering the Margins.” Sex Week, East Tennessee State University. April 22.

2014

  • “Trans and Intersex Inclusivity (in the Classroom and Beyond!)”  LGBTQ in the Academy Conference, East Tennessee State University. October 16.

2013

  • “Intersex 101, or, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Intersex But Were Afraid to Ask,” East Tennessee State University. September 25.

2011

  • “Private Displays/Displaying Privates: Queer Genitals and the Phenomena of Witnessing,” Gender Studies Department Colloquium. Indiana University Bloomington.

 2010

  • “Black Bar, Queer Gaze: Somatechnics and the Regulation of Sex,” the VizCult Seminar Series, sponsored by the Department of Art History. Binghamton University, State University of New York.
  • “Double Coercion: Sex, Intersex, and ‘Disorders of Sex Development,'” the Philosophy, Interpretation, and Culture Proseminar, Binghamton University, State University of New York.
  • “Bare Life and Coloniality:  Giorgio Agamben’s Homo Sacer and the Geopolitics of Knowledge,” the Sex, Science, (De)Coloniality Working Group.  Binghamton University, State University of New York.

 2009 and earlier

  • “Race, Sex, and Science” the Decolonial Feminism Workshop, sponsored by the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Philosophy, Interpretation, and Culture.  Binghamton University, State University of New York.
  • “Eurocentric Conceptions of Aberrance,” Decolonial Feminism Workshop, sponsored by the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Philosophy, Interpretation, and Culture. Binghamton University, State University of New York.
  • “On Opacity and Incommensurability: Situating Philosophy, Interpretation, and Culture,” Binghamton University

Selected Conference Presentations 


2016

  • “Queer Feminist Science Studies, Postcolonial Critique, and Decolonial Imaginaries,” the National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference Montréal, Québec. November 10-13.
  • “The Neocolonial Necropolitics of Transition,” Trans*Studies: An International Transdisciplinary Conference on Gender, Embodiment, and Sexuality. University of Arizona. Tucson, AZ. September 7-10.
  • “Compromised Access: Hormones, Transition, and Necropolitics,” the Southeastern Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference. Winthrop University. Rock Hill, SC . March 31-April 2.

2015

  • “Feeling Better: Gendered Becoming, Microprosthetics, and Neocolonial Necropolitics,” Affect Theory Conference: Worldings/Tensions/Futures.  Millersville University.  Lancaster, PA: October 14-17.
  • “Gone Missing: Racialized Embodiment in Trans/Intersex Archives,” the National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference. Milwaukee, WI. November 12-15.
  • “The Transgender Tipping Point: Laverne Cox as Cultural Phenomenon,” the National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference.  Milwaukee, WI. November 12-15.
  • “The Phenomenology of Our Anger: Rage, Nihilism, and Social Death in Transgender Dysphoria Blues.”  Southeastern Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference. Florida Atlantic University.  Boca Raton, FL. March 26-29.
  • “Beyond Medical Reform: A Holistic Approach to Intersex Advocacy.” Southeastern Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference. Florida Atlantic University.  Boca Raton, FL. March 26-29.

2014

  • “Dispossession and Queer Illegality: Justice Beyond Rights,” the National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference.  San Juan, Puerto Rico.  November 13-16.
  • “Biohacking Gender: Ontological Entanglement in the Pharmacopornographic Era,” The National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference. San Juan, Puerto Rico.  November 13-16.
  • “Performativity and its Discontents: A Genealogy of Trans-Exclusion in U.S. Feminism,” the Southeastern Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference. University of North Carolina – Wilmington. Wilmington, NC. March 27-29.
  • “Beyond Outsiderhood: Rethinking Tropes of Gender Non-Conformance,” Queering the Quotidian: Differential and Contested Spaces Within Neoliberalism – the 2nd Annual Symposium of the Society for Radical Geography, Spatial Theory, and Everyday Life.  Georgia State University.  Atlanta, GA. March 7.

2013

  • “On the Frontiers of Gender? Theorizing Temporality and Agency in Trans Studies,” the National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference.  Cincinatti, OH. November 7-10.

2012

  • “The Royal Science of Gender Transition: Deterritorializing the Medicalization of Gender Non-Conformance,” the Deleuze Studies Conference.  Tulane University. New Orleans, LA. June 25-27.
  • “Resisting Medicalization: Theorizing Trans* and Intersex Coalition,” the National Women’s Studies Association Conference.  Oakland, CA. November 8-11.

2011

  • “Proximity and Apprehension: Interdependency, Decoloniality, and Being,” the Caribbean Philosophical Association Conference.  Rutgers University.  New Brunswick, NJ.  September 29-October 1.
  • “What if It Doesn’t Get Better? Suicide, Negative Affect, and the Outside of Homonormativity,” the Association for Feminist Ethics and Social Theory Conference. Zion, IL.  September 22-25.
  • “Veganism and the Ethics of Agential Realism,”  the American Society for Literature and the Environment Conference.  Indiana University.  Bloomington, IN. June 21-26.
2010
  • “Love Letter to Herculine: Reading Intersex Archives from Below,” the Society for Women in Philosophy Panel, the Eastern American Philosophical Association Conference. Boston, MA.  December 27-30.
  • “Decolonizing Queer Politics: Homonationalism and the Colonial/Modern Gender System,” Interrogating Complicities: Postcolonial, Queer, and the Threat of The Normative, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.  Minneapolis, MN. November 19-20.
  • “n-Sexes and Binary Aggregates,” Deleuze: Ethics and Politics, Purdue University.  West Lafayette, IN. April 9-10.
  • “The Afterlives of the Taxon: Sub-Ontology and Coalition,” Life: Politics, Resistance, and Beyond, Binghamton University, State University of New York.  Binghamton, NY.  April 16-17.

Service


  • Faculty Advisor of the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance (FMLA) at East Tennessee State University. 2014-present.
  • Academic Advisor for Women’s Studies. East Tennessee State University. 2013-present.
  • Women’s Studies Steering Committee.  East Tennessee State University. 2013-present.
  • Women’s Studies Curriculum Committee. East Tennessee State University. 2013-present.
  • Gender Diversity Task Force. East Tennessee State University. 2013-present.
  • Co-organizer of Women’s Studies Faculty and Staff Retreat. 2013-present.
  • Co-organizer of Women’s Studies Staff Training. 2013-present.
  • Philosophy, Interpretation and Culture Governing Committee, 2005-2006. Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Conference, Workshop, and Event Organizing

  • Coordinator of “Queer in Appalachia,” a speaker series focused on the experiences of LGBTQIA folks in southern Appalachia. 2015-2016.
  • Co-organizer of Sex Week @ ETSU, a week-long series of speakers, workshops, and seminars focused on comprehensive, inclusive sex education. East Tennessee State University, 2015.
  • Coordinator of “Grant Camp,” a 3-day grant-writing intensive for members of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Philosophy, Interpretation, and Culture.  Binghamton University, State University of New York. 2010.
  • Co-organizer of the 19th Annual Philosophy, Interpretation and Culture Conference: “Resistances: Relationalites and Technologies.” Binghamton University, State University of New York.  2009.
  • Coordinator of the 18th Annual Philosophy, Interpretation and Culture Conference: “Knowledge, Violence, Discipline: (Re)Thinking Politics and the University.” Binghamton University, State University of New York. 2008.
  • Coordinator of “Sex, Science, (De)Coloniality: Historicized Resistances,” a research workgroup affiliated with the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Philosophy, Interpretation and Culture (CPIC) at Binghamton University, State University of New York, 2008-2010.

Awards, Grants, and Fellowships


  • Patricia Robertson Diversity Leadership Award. East Tennessee State University. 2015-2016.
  • Non-Regular Faculty Award. College of Arts & Sciences, East Tennessee State University. 2014-2015.
  • Course Development Grant.  Honors College, East Tennessee State University. 2013.
  • Dissertation Year Fellowship. Graduate School, Binghamton University, State University of New York. 2009-2010.
  • Rosa Collechio Travel Award for Dissertation Research Enhancement. Graduate School, Binghamton University, State University of New York. 2009.

Teaching


Undergraduate Courses

  • Introduction to Women’s Studies
  •  Sex, Gender, and the Body
  • Women in Global Perspective
  • Men and Masculinities
  • Gender in Transition
  • Queer Studies
  • Explaining Sex and Gender Difference(s)
  • Representation and the Body
  • Knowledge and Sex
  • ‘Abnormal’ Bodies in 20th Century Literature

 Graduate Courses

  • Queer Becomings: Affects, Assemblages, and Alterities
  •  Contemporary Debates in Feminist Theory
  • Gender in Transition
  •  Queer Studies

Research Experience


  • Extensive archival work at the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. Indiana Univeristy Bloomington. 2010-present.
  • Grant Writing Committee Member, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Philosophy, Interpretation, and Culture. Binghamton University, State University of New York. 2008-2009.
  • Research Assistant, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Philosophy, Interpretation, and Culture, Binghamton University. 2008-2009.
  • Sex, Science, and Decoloniality Workgroup. Binghamton University. 2008-2010.
  • Decolonial Feminism Research Group, Binghamton University. 2007-2010.
  • Politics of Women of Color Workshop (Harpur College Dean’s Workshop). Binghamton University, 2006-2008.
  • Decolonial Thinking Workshop (Harpur College Dean’s Workshop). Binghamton University, 2006-2010.
  • Projects of Queer Studies Workshop (Harpur College Dean’s Workshop). Binghamton University, 2005-2007.

Professional Affiliations


  • National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA)
  • Southeastern Women’s Studies Association (SEWSA)
  • Association for Feminist Ethics and Social Theory (FEAST)
  • International Consortium on Bioethics, Sexuality, and Gender Identity

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