I research and write about the arts and social change. My primary field of study is activist and political rhetoric, and I focus on contemporary queer, feminist, and antiracist action. My current book project investigates how activist writers and artists use creative means to challenge disinformation. I’m always interested in connections among the arts and humanities, digital media, and social justice. Methodologically I am a rhetorical critic who does text- and interview-based research, and many of my central questions are also questions about research methods and ethics.
Currently I am an Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric and Affiliate Faculty in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University at Albany, SUNY. I earned my PhD in Rhetoric and Composition at the University of Louisville. I am also a graduate of the MFA program in creative nonfiction at Emerson College, and in addition to my scholarly work, I write literary nonfiction including reported work and essays.
My work has been recognized through the Mina Shaughnessy Prize from the Modern Language Association and the Gloria Anzaldúa Rhetorician Award from the Conference on College Composition and Communication.