Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
My work is situated in feminist and queer theory, focused on contemporary literature, media, and culture. I have a particular interest in exploring questions of time. My first monograph, Feminism's Queer Temporalities, was published in 2015 with Routledge. This work builds on critiques of feminism’s time as singular, progressive, and generational. In dialogue with queer temporality theory, I explore alternative models of time in 20th and 21st century popular feminist genres. The book focuses on feminist science fiction, manifestos, riot grrrl subcultural production, graphic novels, and the myth of Antigone, to explore how these texts revise dominant temporal orders, producing models of feminism in time that resist linear narratives of either decline or progress.
My next project has a working title of Remediating Affect: Queer Feelings Online. This project brings my interests in queer and feminist temporalities to new media sites and digital cultures. Focused on platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, and Tumblr, as well as on representations of digital culture in contemporary writing, I am currently exploring how the temporalities of new media remediate emotion and affect in queer ways.
I have an ongoing interest in collaboratively exploring ways of engaging with feminisms’ past, particularly the so-called second wave. In 2013, I organized a conference on the American feminist Kate Millett, which aimed to both re-engage with her pioneering work in feminist criticism while also consider how she is remembered in the present.