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EDUCATION (Selected)

PhD, with honors, in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Concentration in American Studies  ||   University of Kansas, August 2011-2016

Dissertation: “Disciplining Diagnoses: Sexology, Eugenics, & Trans* Subjectivities

Committee: Drs. Sherrie Tucker, Dave Tell, Hannah Britton, Akiko Takeyama, & Adrianne Kunkel


“Sexology, Eugenics, and Hirschfeld’s Transvestites,” in Introductory Reader in Women’s Studies, eds. L. Ayu Saraswati, Barbara Shaw, and Heather Rellihan (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017)

“Embodied Knowledge and Accessible Community: An Oral History of Four Rehearsals and a Performance,” The Oral History Review 43, no.1 (2016)

“Interrogating Trans* Identity in the Archive,” in Out of the Closet, Into the Archive: Researching Sexual Histories, eds. Jamie Cantrell and Amy Stone (Albany: SUNY Press, 2015)

AWARDS & HONORS (Selected)

Yoakam Award for GLBT & Allied Faculty, College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University, 2017

Outstanding Faculty Contribution to WGS, Louisiana State University, 2016

Groundbreaking LGBTQIA+ Research Award, University of Kansas LGBTQ Center, 2016

Doctoral Research Fund Award, University of Kansas, 2015

John Money Fellowship for Scholars of Sexology, The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, & Reproduction, Indiana University, 2014

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Leadership Scholarship, University of Kansas, 2012,13,14



“Biopolitical Violence and the State: Feminist Disability Studies Analyses of Gender Diagnoses,” National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference, Montreal, QC, Nov 2016

“Eugenics, Trans Diagnoses, and Constructions of Disability,” International Trans* Studies Conference, Tucson, AZ, Sept 2016

“Trans Legacies: The Importance of History for Contemporary Advocacy Work,” Creating Change Conference, Chicago, IL, Jan 2016

“Sexology, Eugenics, and Magnus Hirschfeld’s Transvestites,” at the American Studies Association Conference, Toronto, ON, October 2015

“Disciplining Diagnoses: Whiteness, Legitimacy, and Trans* Subject Positions,” at the National Women’s Studies Association Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 2014

“Effecting Change in the Classroom: ‘Outness’ as a Pedagogical Tool,” at the National Women’s Studies Association ConferenceCincinnati, OH, November 2013

“Genealogy as Feminist Methodology,” The Hall Center for the Humanities Interdisciplinary Graduate Research Workshop, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, October 2013

“Making Spaces Safe and Affirming for Trans*/GNC Individuals & Communities,” TransKansas Conference, Lawrence, KS, September 2013



Advisor to PRiSM, Student LGBTQ Group, College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University, 2016-2017 Gender Studies Program Review Committee, College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University, 2016-2017

Participant, Andrew W. Mellon grant for Inclusive Pedagogy, College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University, 2016-2017

Digital Archiving Committee; Gender, Women’s, and Feminist Studies Interest Group, NWSA, 2015

Board Member, Equality Kansas, 2013-2014

Creator & Volunteer, Legal-Name Change Program, Lawrence, KS, 2012-2014

Member, Lambda Council (LGBTQ Advocacy Council), University of Kansas, 2011-2014

Volunteer & Chair, LGBTQ Charter Team, Willow Domestic Violence Center, 2011-2014




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