"I consider myself very fortunate to be able to work as a professor."

As an educator, I enjoy challenging students to think critically, question the taken for granted and envision alternatives to existing social injustices. Despite its many downsides, I love academia. I love teaching and I love my research. When I am not running around wearing my many professor hats, I can be found spending time with my kids...

From My Blog

Lactation Space Anyone?

Three months after my second child was born, I was scheduled to be at an academic conference. Unlike most conferences I attend, this one did not require me to t...

White People, Your Silence Speaks Volumes

Charlottesville has brought with it even more divisions on the issue of confederate monuments than we had seen in recent months. Somehow, an act of domestic ter...

What’s Going on in Queer and Lesbian Stepparent Families?

What’s Going on in Queer and Lesbian Stepparent Families? Data collection for the queer and lesbian stepparent study is drawing to a close. In total, I conduc...

Pulse: A Space for Resilience, a Home for the Brave

I originally wrote this for QED: A Journal for GLBT Worldmakers. It appeared in their Fall 2016 special issue. In light on the one year anniversary of these tra...