Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

PhD in Cultural Studies, University of California, Davis, 2014

 Dissertation Title:

“Branding Israel: Queer Markets and Politics in San Francisco and Tel Aviv”

Committee Chair: Caren Kaplan, American Studies

BA in Feminist Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2005

 

TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

 Middle-Eastern Studies; Feminist and Gender Studies; queer theory; Zionism; spatiality; urban studies; cosmopolitanism; citizenship production; continental philosophy; popular culture; sexuality studies; visual culture

AWARDS AND HONORS

Finalist, Princeton University Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts  (2014)

Cultural Studies Dissertation Completion Fellowship, $10,000  (2013 – 2014)

Cultural Studies Summer Research Fellowship, $3000 (2013)

UCD Provost’s Dissertation Year Fellowship, $41,150  (2012 – 2013)

Alternate for AAUW Dissertation Fellowship (2012 – 2013)

UCD & Humanities Graduate Research Award, $1500 (2012 – 2013)

Cultural Studies Summer Research Fellowship, $2500  (2012)

Cultural Studies Summer Research Fellowship, $1800 (2011)

Secularism Research Grant, Posen Foundation/UC Davis, $2000 (2008 – 2010)

Dean’s Award for Exceptional Undergraduate Thesis, UC Santa Cruz  (2005)

Chancellor’s Award for Exceptional Undergraduate Thesis, UC Santa Cruz  (2005)

CONFERENCES ORGANIZED

Queer In/Security. Keynotes: Elizabeth Povinelli and Liz Montegary. University of California, Davis. May 3-4, 2012.

Queer Mobility, Queer Citizenship. Keynote: Siobhan Somerville. University of California, Davis. May 29, 2009.

 Queerness and Violence. Keynote: Jasbir Puar. University of California, Davis. June 2, 2007.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE [INSTRUCTOR OF RECORD]

Hobart and William Smith Colleges:

Introduction to LGBT Studies (Fall 2014; Spring 2014)

Sexuality and Israel/Palestine (Fall 2014)

Queer Theory (Spring 2014)

Queers in Space: LGBT Cultural Geography (Spring 2014)

 Sonoma State University:

Introduction to Queer Studies (Fall 2013)

 University of California, Davis:

Queer Theory (Summer 2009)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE [GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT]

Women and Gender Studies: Queer Theory (Winter 2013)

American Studies: Images of America (Fall 2013; Winter 2011)

Religious Studies: Myth, Ritual and Symbol (Spring 2012; Winter 2010; Fall 2009; Fall 2008)

Religious Studies: New Testament (Fall 2011)

Religious Studies: Religion Today (Fall 2010)

Religious Studies: Post-Apocalyptic Ethics (Spring 2010)

Religious Studies: Afterlife (Spring 2010)

Asian American Studies: Asian American History (Spring 2009; Winter 2009)

Women and Gender Studies: Gender in a Transnational World  (Fall 2007; Spring 2007; Winter 2007; Fall 2006)

PREPARED TO TEACH

Introduction to Women and Gender Studies

Transnational Feminism

Introduction to Cultural Studies: Popular Culture and Critical Theory

Feminist Theory

Queering Derrida

Settler-Colonialism and Queer Theory

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Service to the Profession

 Blind Reviewer, Spaces and Flows: An International Journal of Urban and ExtraUrban Studies.

 Blind Reviewer, eSharp. University of Glasgow, Scotland.

 

Service at Hobart and William Smith Colleges

QTPOC Discussion Group, Residential LIfe (2014-2015)

LGBT Steering Committee (2014-2015)

LGBT Speakers Series (2014-2015)

Faculty Learning Community on Rape and Sexual Assault   (Fall 2014)

 

Service at University of California, Davis

Co-Chair, Queer Feminist Transgender Studies Research Cluster (2011–2012)

José Quiroga, Coffee and Conversation (November 18th, 2011)

Community Forum on Police Presence on Campus (November 22, 2011)

Queer Methodology Workshop Series (January 2012)

Carla Freccero, “Wolf, or homo humani lupus”(April 10, 2012)

Cultural Studies Program Assistant (2011-2012)

 Student Learning Outcomes Project Manager  (2010-2011)

 Admissions Committee, Cultural Studies Graduate Group (2008-2009)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

 GLBT Historical Society

American Studies Association

National Women’s Studies Association

Society for Cinema and Media Studies

Critical Ethnic Studies Association