Research Interests and Teaching Competencies
Awards and Fellowships
Related Professional Experience
Ph.D., Emory University, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, expected August 2013
Graduate Certificate in Mind, Brain, and Culture
Dissertation: “The Material-Semiotic Construction of Want: Asexuality and the Science and Medicine of Sexual Desire”
Advisor: Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Professor, Department of Women’s Studies
MA, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Women’s and Gender Studies, January 2007
Thesis: “Making Women Visible: The National Women’s History Museum”
Advisor: Dorothy Sue Cobble, Department of Labor and Employment Relations and Department of History
BA, Georgetown University, History and Women’s Studies, 2005
summa cum laude
Asexuality, Feminist Theories, Sexuality Studies, Science Studies, Medical Humanities, Disability Studies
Emory University Graduate School Arts & Sciences Fellowship, 2008-2013
Georgetown University Foley Award for Excellence in History and Service, 2005
Georgetown University Outstanding Women’s Studies Senior Award, 2005
Southeastern Women’s Studies Association (SEWSA) Student Travel Grant, March 2012
Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S) Conference Travel Grant, November 2011
Society for Science, Literature, and the Arts (SLSA) Conference Travel Grant, September 2011
Peer Reviewed Articles and Chapters
Instructor, Kennesaw State University, Spring 2013
Course: Introduction to Gender and Women’s Studies
Instructor, Kennesaw State University, Fall 2012
Course: Masculinity Studies
Co-Instructor, Emory University, Spring 2012
Course: Feminism, Sexuality, and Neuroethics
Co-taught this course as part of the Emory Neuroethics Scholars Program
Teaching Associate, Emory University, Spring 2011
Course: Introduction to Women’s Studies
Teaching Associate, Emory University, Fall 2010
Course: Introduction to Women’s Studies
Teaching Assistant, Emory University, Spring 2010
Professor: Rosemarie Garland-Thomson
Course: Feminist Intersections (advanced undergraduate seminar)
Instructor, Rutgers University, Spring 2006
Course: Shaping a Life (interdisciplinary first-year seminar)
Emory Center for Faculty Development and Excellence Workshop: Inquiry-Guided Learning, March 2012
Emory Center for Faculty Development and Excellence Workshop: Teaching for Learning: An Evidence-Based Examination of Key Pedagogical Concepts, February 2012
Emory Graduate School Workshop: QPR Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Training, January 2012
TATTO Teaching Women’s Studies Graduate Seminar, Spring 2010
Teaching Assistant Training and Teaching Opportunity (TATTO) Graduate School Workshop, Summer 2009
Research Assistant, Emory University, Fall 2009
Professor: Mary Odem
Project: “Migration, Remittances and Development: The Impact of Gender, Race and Class”
Research Assistant, Emory University, Spring 2009
Professor: Elizabeth Wilson
Project: “Affect and Artificial Intelligence”
May 2012. “Can We Learn from Animal Models: Scientific Research on Asexual Phenomena in Non-Human Animals.” Association for Feminist Epistemologies, Methodologies, Metaphysics and Science Studies (FEMMSS) Fourth Biennial Meeting, Pennsylvania State University: University Park, PA.
April 2012. “Challenging the Over-Medicalization of Asexuality: Results from Interviews with Asexual Individuals.” Genders, Bodies, and Technologies Conference. Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Virginia Tech University: Roanoke, VA.
April 2012. “Roundtable: Teaching Gender and Sexuality: Reflections and Notes from the Professor’s Desk.” Intersections Interdisciplinary Conference on Gender and Sexuality. Georgia Gwinnett College: Lawrenceville, GA.
March 2012. “The Medicalization of Nonsexuality: the Challenge from Asexual Communities.” Southeast Women’s Studies Association (SEWSA) Annual Conference. Washington, DC.
November 2011. “Disability, Sexuality, and the Law.” National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference 2011. Atlanta, GA.
November 2011. “Quantification and the Diagnosis of Sexual Disorders.” Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) 2011. Cleveland, OH.
September 2011. “‘Diamond’s Conundrum’: Scientific Research on Asexual Phenomena in Non-Human Animals.” Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts 2011 Annual Conference. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.
April 2011. “Sex for Health: Representations of Sex as a Health-Promoting Activity.” The Medicalization of Sex Conference. Simon Fraser University: Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada.
April 2011. “The Promotion of Sex by Health Professionals: New Freedoms, New Burdens.” Southern Regional Conference for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine. Auburn University: Auburn, AL.
October 2010. “Sex for Health: Representations of Sex as a Health-Promoting Activity.” Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts 2009 Annual Conference. Indianapolis, IN.
October 2010. “Asexuality and Disability: Beyond a Relationship of Mutual Negation.” Queer Studies Conference. University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA): Los Angeles, CA.
June 2010. “Pharmacological Treatments for Female Sexual Dissatisfaction: Towards a Systems Approach.” International Association of Women Philosophers XIV Symposium: Feminism, Science, and Values. The University of Western Ontario: London, Ontario, Canada.
April 2010. “Pharmacological Treatments for Female Sexual Dissatisfaction: Towards a Systems Approach.” Genders, Bodies, and Technologies Conference. Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Virginia Tech University: Roanoke, VA.
November 2009. “Pharmacological Treatments for Female Sexual Dissatisfaction.” Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts 2009 Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA.
February 2009. “Irigaray and the Science Question.” Irigaray Symposium. Emory University: Atlanta, GA.
Student Caucus Chair, 2012-present, Southeastern Women’s Studies Association (SEWSA)
Graduate Student Representative, 2012-present, Interdisciplinary Humanities Collaborative, the Provost’s Office, Emory University
Member, 2011-2012, Presidential Commission on the Status of Women, Emory University
Alternate Member, 2010-2011, Presidential Commission on the Status of Women, Emory University
Professional Development Chair, 2009-2010, Women’s Studies Graduate Student Association, Emory University
Organizer: “National Graduate Student Conference in Women’s and Gender Studies,” 2005, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, Rutgers University
National Women’s Studies Association, Southeast Women’s Studies Association
Pre-Grad Advisor, June 2010 – present, Emory University Career Center, Atlanta GA
Review and provide feedback on personal statements written by Emory students applying to graduate and post-graduate programs
Policy Fellow, August 2007 – August 2008, The National Women’s Law Center, Washington, DC
Researched and wrote reports on policy issues related to women’s economic security, education, and employment
Project Coordinator, October 2006 – August 2007, National Association of Drug Court Professionals, Alexandria, VA
Coordinated logistics for trainings funded by the U.S. Department of Justice; tracked post-training progress of 40 teams; provided post-training technical support for training participants
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies:
Feminism: Theory and Practice (Cheryl Clarke, Fall 2005)
Agency, Subjectivity, and Social Change (Joanna Regulska, Fall 2005)
Feminist Pedagogies (Mary Gossy, Fall 2005)
Technologies and Poetics of Gender and Sexuality (Harriet Davidson, Spring 2006)
Contemporary Feminist Theories: Luce Irigaray (Elizabeth Grosz, Spring 2006)
Feminist Knowledge Production (Louisa Schein, Spring 2006)
Women’s Studies Pro-seminar (Carla Freeman, Fall 2008)
Queer Theory (Lynne Huffer, Fall 2008)
Feminist Theory (Lynne Huffer, Spring 2009)
Science Studies and Medical Humanities:
Medical Anthropology (Chikako Ozawa-de Silva, Fall 2008)
Disability Studies (Rosemarie Garland-Thompson, Sander Gilman, Spring 2009)
Science of Sexuality and Gender (Elizabeth Wilson, Spring 2009)
Making Differences: Race and Gender in Scientific Research (Deboleena Roy, Fall 2009)
The New Psychologies and Sexuality (Elizabeth Wilson, Fall 2009)
Representing Health and Illness (Sander Gilman, Spring 2010)
Madness, the Brain and Culture (Howard Kushner, Spring 2010)
Core Seminar in Mind, Brain, and Culture (Robert McCauley, Fall 2010)
Directed Study: The Behavioral Neuroendocrinology of Sex (Kim Wallen, Spring 2011)
Human Sexuality in Public Health (Erika Pluhar, Spring 2009)
Behavioral Sciences in Public Health (Colin Talley, Summer 2009)
LGBTQ Public Health (Colin Talley, Fall 2009)
Quantitative Methods in Feminist Research (Yana Rodgers, Fall 2005)
Qualitative Research Methods in Public Health (Kirk Elifson, Spring 2010)
Proposal Writing & Research Design (Ivan Karp, Corinne Kratz, Mark Risjord, Spring 2010)
History of Women and Gender (Dorothy Sue Cobble, Temma Kaplan, Spring 2006)
Theories of Comparative Literature/Literary Theories (Geoffrey Bennington, Fall 2009)