Area of Study
PhD in Literary and Cultural Studies
My research focuses on gender, sexuality, and activism within 20th and 21st-century American literature and culture. Currently, I am working on several projects that grapple with 1970s lesbian feminist print cultures, the interactions between protest and drag performances, and the unruly materiality of queer archives. My public-facing work includes contributions to the interactive historical resource Kipp Dawson: The Struggle is the Victory.
- BA in English with a Writing Concentration, Corporate Communications, and World Literatures from Duquesne University
- MA in Literary and Cultural Studies from Carnegie Mellon University
Gender and Sexuality, Print Histories, Activist Cultures, Archival Studies, Queer Theory
- [With Jessie Ramey] “‘We Came Together and We Fought’: Kipp Dawson and Resistance
To State Violence in U.S. Social Movements Since the 1950s.” Radical History Review. Issue 148. (Forthcoming 2024).
- “Embodied Selves/Disembodied Subjects: Homing the Body in NoViolet Bulawayo’s We Need New Names.” Feminist Encounters: A Journal of Critical Studies in Culture and Politics (2022): 1-10 https://doi.org/10.20897/femenc/12354