Welcome to my website.
I'm a researcher and writer based in Minneapolis, MN. I am assistant professor of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies at the University of Minnesota. I teach transgender and queer studies, feminist science studies, transnational sexuality and gender studies, queer/feminist science fiction, and themes in contemporary cultural theory including affect and biopolitics.
My book Mobile Subjects: transnational imaginaries of gender reassignment, was published by Duke University Press in 2018. Find out more about the book here.
My research examines how biopolitical technologies of race, gender, transnationality, medicalization and political economy shape and are shaped by transgender and queer bodies. I'm particularly interested in how geographical location and histories of colonialism have made different trans and queer subjectivities possible or impossible. I've focused on diverse sites in my research: the political economies of travel for gender reassignment surgery; tracing affective labor economies within trans and queer migration circuits; writing about whiteness as a shifting ideal within transnational economies of body modification in Thailand; and interrogating concepts of homonationalism, biopolitics and necropolitics as they relate to trans life, among others. I'm also interested in theories care labor and social reproduction, and I'm working on a experimental memoir/theory book about social reproduction and queer/trans parenting.
I am an Editorial Board member of the journal TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly and co-edited the Transgender Studies Reader 2 with Susan Stryker (Routledge University Press, 2013).
On this website you can find information about publications, teaching materials, information about past and upcoming talks, and all kinds of other stuff.