I am a Entholinguistic researcher and instructor in the Department of Communication. I completed two Master of Arts degrees: Communication and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, from the University of Cincinnati.
My Ph.D. is in Anthropology, with a specialization in Race, Gender, and Social Justice. My dissertation wove together queer theory, performance studies, and ethnolinguistic methodologies to examine the ways in which leftist social movement actors utilize modes of protest in physical and digital spaces. The research included a two year ethnographic study focusing in North America, with particular attention to identity formation from an intersectional feminist perspective.
Current research continues to examine ideological structures that social movements resist against: neoliberal capitalism, speciesism, racial and ethnic privilege, nationalism, and, broadly, hierarchical structures.