I am an Assistant Professor of Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies at Oklahoma State University. I received my Ph.D. with honors in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from the University of Kansas in May 2018. My research broadly involves sociolegal approaches to understanding gender, sexuality, violence, and frontline work. My current project explores the role of service providers within larger anti-trafficking mechanisms, as well as their mobilization of particular ideologies of incarceration, punishment, and justice.
My research has been supported by the National Science Foundation. I have also been published in an interdisciplinary range of journals, including Health and Human Rights Journal, Feminist Formations, and Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work. Outside of work, I enjoy baking, weightlifting, and spending time with my cats, Jasper and Dot.