I am deeply inspired by my Women's Studies students, who continually remind me that change is possible.  I teach courses in Gender and Popular Culture, Introduction to Women's Studies, Feminist Theory, Feminist Leadership, Advocacy, and Self-Care, and Gender and the Body. Much of my recent scholarship has emerged from my experiences teaching.

It has also emerged from the questions and insights that arise from my own yoga practice. As I delved deeper in my yoga journey by studying first in a 200-hour yoga teacher training program and then in a 340-hour Teacher Training program, I explored questions of embodiment and self-reflection that have informed my social justice work.  This journey has led to an embodied social justice and a mindful anti-oppression pedagogy that is the focus of my recent book.

Ph.D. English, Syracuse University, December 2002.
MA in Literature, Colorado State University, 1994
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Feminist Studies; Feminist Media and Cultural Studies; LGBT/Queer Studies; Anti-Oppression Pedagogy; Yoga, Mindfulness, and Social Justice.
Personal Interests
Yoga, walking in nature, being around water, reading novels.