CURRICULUM VITAE

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Education

Ph.D., American Studies, George Washington University, 2009.

B.A., English and Hispanic Languages and Literatures, magna cum laude, Honors College, SUNY-Stony Brook University, 2001.

Employment

Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Missouri, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies. Columbia, Missouri.  Jul. 2012-Present,                                                                                               

Lecturer of Television Studies/Media Theory, University College Dublin, School of English, Drama, and Film. Dublin, Republic of Ireland. Jan. 2012-Jun. 2012.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Gender & Sexuality Studies, New York University, Department of Social & Cultural Analysis, Program in Gender & Sexuality Studies, New York, New York. Aug. 2011-Dec. 2011.          

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow of Gender & Sexuality Studies, New York University, Department of Social & Cultural Analysis, Program in Gender & Sexuality Studies, New York, New York. Aug. 2008-Aug. 2011.                               

Publications

Monograph

Chronic Youth: Disability, Sexuality, & U.S. Media Cultures of Rehabilitation. Social and Cultural Analysis Series. New York: New York University Press, October 2014. (Read an excerpt.)

Peer-Reviewed Articles

"'Find Your Fit:' Wearable Technology and the Cultural Politics of Disability." Forthcoming, New Media & Society.

“The Gift of Mobility: Disability, Queerness, and Rehabilitation in the Emergent Global Order.” Co-authored with Robert McRuer. Revise and resubmit. GLQ: Gay and Lesbian Quarterly.

“Cripping Safe Sex: Life Goes On’s Queer/Disabled Alliances.” Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 9.3 (2012): 317-326. (Read here.)

“Feeling Real: Disability, Teen Sick-Lit, and the Condition of Adolescence.” Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies (JLCDS) 6.2 (2012): 175-191. (Read here.)

“After School Special Education: Rehabilitative Television, Teen Citizenship, and Able-Bodiedness,” Television and New Media 11.4 (2010): 260-292. (Read here.)  ***A revised version appears in Disability Media Studies: Media, Popular Culture, and the Meanings of Disability. New York: New York University Press, 2018.

Peer-Edited Publications

Article. “Policing at the Synapse: Ferguson, Race, and the Disability Politics of the Teen Brain.” Somatosphere: Science, Medicine, and Anthropology. Special Series: “Inhabitable Worlds: Troubling disability, debility, and ability narratives.” April 2015. (Read here.)

Book/Film Reviews

“Critiquing Cure: A Review of Eli Clare’s Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure.Feminist Formations, Special Issue: “Queer/Crip Contagions.” Forthcoming, 2018.

“Embodying Agency: A Review of Semicolon; The Adventures of Ostomy Girl and Margarita with a Straw.” 5 (2017) < http://dsq-sds.org/ article/view/ 5449/4554>

Book Review. “Cripping Utopia: A Review of Feminist, Crip, Queer by Alison Kafer.” QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking 2.1 (2015): 136-138.

Book Review. “Unsightly Evictions.” Review of Susan Schweik’s The Ugly Laws: Disability in Public for H-Human Rights <http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev. php?id=24905> September 2009.

Encyclopedia Entry. “Life Goes On,” ed. Susan Burch, The Encyclopedia of Disability History (New York: Facts on File, 2009).

Book Review (As Julie Passanante).“Oedipus Borealis: The Aberrant Body in Old Icelandic Myth and Saga, by Lois Bragg.” Disability Studies Quarterly, Spring 2005, Vol. 25, No. 2.

Other Publications

Instructor’s Guide for Chronic Youth: Disability, Sexuality, and U.S. Media Cultures of Rehabilitation. New York: New York University Press, February 2015.

Works in Progress

Wearable You: Technology, Our Bodies, Ourselves. Second monograph. Research and writing in progress.

“Policing Feminism and Disability in Zootopia,” Writing in progress.

“Aging in Dementia Village: Neocolonialism, Disability and Care,” with Kateřina Kolářová (Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic). Research and writing in progress.

“Women's Arkangel: The Politics of Gender, Safety and Wearable Technology” with Stephanie Ricker Schulte (University of Arkansas [second author]). Article in progress, funded by an SEC Visiting Scholar Grant.

Fellowships & Grants

University of Missouri SEC Visiting Faculty Grant Program (with Stephanie Schulte, Associate Professor of Communication, University of Arkansas). 2017-2018. ($2500 maximum).

Wearable You: Technology, Our Bodies, Ourselves. MU Research Board. 2017-2018. ($10,000).

MU Faculty Scholars Program, University of Missouri, 2015-2016. ($5,000)

Arts & Humanities Domestic Travel Award. University of Missouri Research Council. Fall 2014 ($1000, maximum amount awarded).

Awards

Nomination, Lee Henson Access Mizzou Award. 2017 (This University of Missouri campus award was established in 2014 by the MU Chancellor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities to recognize those who have made significant contributions to accessibility and the inclusion of people with disabilities at Mizzou and beyond.)

Provost’s Outstanding Junior Faculty Teaching Award. 2016.  (This University of Missouri campus award recognizes teaching excellence, superior advising, and demonstrated potential for publications/scholarly activities related to teaching.)

Honor Tap, Mystical Seven. University of Missouri. 2016. (Mystical Seven, a University of Missouri secret society, annually inducts 7 students and 3 faculty/staff members for their integrity, unselfish leadership, and commitment to social justice.)

Nomination. Mizzou Inclusive Excellence Award. 2015. (This University of Missouri campus award recognizes individuals or groups who have made exemplary contributions in the area of diversity.)

Phi Beta Kappa, Stony Brook University, 2001. (The nation’s oldest academic honor society, Phi Beta Kappa recognizes exceptional liberal arts and sciences graduates.)

Invited Presentations 

Disability Studies Research: A C21 Roundatable. Department of English. Washington University in St. Louis. April 6, 2018.

“Find Your Fit: Wearable Technology, Citizenship, and Mobility,” University of Kansas, Hall Center for the Humanities. Disability Seminar. Aug. 31, 2017.

“Find Your Fit: Wearable Technology, Embodiment, and Citizenship.” Keynote Address, Women’s History Month. Central Missouri University. Warrensburg, MO. Mar. 8, 2017.

“Boys in the Bubble: Sexual Liberation, Disability, and Prime Time Television.” Critical Disability Studies Collective (CDSC) and the Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies. University of Minnesota. Minneapolis, MN. Feb. 24, 2017.

“Sexual Liberation in a Bubble: Disability, Sexuality, and Teen TV.” University of Texas-Austin. Department of English. Austin, TX. October 28, 2016.

“Sexual Liberation in a Bubble: Disability, Sexuality, and Teen TV.” University of Wisconsin-Madison. Department of English. Madison, WI. April 26, 2016.

“Overcoming Fantasy.” Presentation as part of The Bodies of Social Fantasy and National Culture (with Ramzi Fawaz [University of Wisconsin-Madison] and Andre Carrington [Drexel University]). New York University. Department of Social and Cultural Analysis. March 25, 2016.

“A SCUM Manifesto for the Anthropocene.” Respondent. “Disability and Intimacy” Roundtable with Mel Chen (UC-Berkeley) and Robert McRuer (George Washington University). American Intimacies Series. Sponsored by American Culture Studies, Office of the Provost, Women’s & Gender Studies, and the Humanities Center. Washington University. St. Louis, MO. Feb. 5, 2016.

“Sexual Liberation in a Bubble: Disability, Adolescence, and Prime Time TV.” University of Western Ontario. Department of Women’s Studies. October 7, 2015.

“Sylvia Plath: The Bell Jar.” Guest Lecture in “Mental Illness and Literature.” University of Missouri, Honors College, October 22, 2014.

“My Journey to Academic Feminism,” The Women’s Center, University of Missouri. Columbia, MO. March 19, 2014.

“Shared Body Projects: Feminist, Queer, and Disability Critiques of Scientific Knowledge.” Women’s Studies Program. University of Central Missouri. Warrensburg, MO. April 26, 2013.

“Diagnosing Adolescence: Neuroparenting Teens in the Decade of the Brain.” Gender Studies Lecture Series. Department of Communication. University of Arkansas. Fayetteville, AR. December 6, 2012.

“Diagnosing Adolescence: Neuroparenting Teens in the Decade of the Brain.” Developmental Psychology Seminar. Department of Psychological Sciences. University of Missouri. Columbia, MO. September 10, 2012.

“Rehabilitative Citizenship: Sexual Liberation, Disability, and The Boy in the Plastic Bubble.” Program in Gender and Women’s Studies. University of Illinois-Chicago. Chicago, IL. February 6, 2012.

“Problems and Possibilities in Studying Television.” School of English, Drama, and Film. Film Studies Program. University College, Dublin (UCD). Dublin, Republic of Ireland, October 11, 2011.

“Gifts of Mobility: Disability Exceptionalism, Queerness, and Rehabilitation in the Emergent Global Order” (with Robert McRuer). NYU Council for the Study of Disability & the Program in American Studies. New York University. New York, NY. April 22, 2011.

“Diagnosing Adolescence: Neuroparenting Teens in the Decade of the Brain.” Current Scholarship in Disability Studies & The Humanities: Critiquing Medical Technology & Caregiving. Council for the Study of Disability. New York University. New York, NY. March 4, 2011.

“Rehabilitative Television: Sexual Liberation, Disability, and The Boy in the Plastic Bubble.” Film and Media Studies Program. George Mason University. Fairfax, VA. February 23, 2011.

Plenary Speaker, ““The Gift of Mobility: Disability, Queerness, and Rehabilitation in the Emergent Global Order.” Emerging Scholarship: New Directions in the Study of English and American Literature. George Washington University. Washington, DC. October 15, 2010.

“Mediating the Bubble Boy: Disability, Teen Citizenship, and Medical Knowledge.” Department of Media, Communication, and Culture. New York University, New York, NY. January 2010.

“After School Special Education: Dis/ability Dramas, Rehabilitative Citizenship, and Teen Coming of Age.” Department of English and the Program in Women’s and Gender Studies. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, February 2009.

“Feeling Real, Real Feeling: Disability, Aliteracy, and the Affective Labor of Teen Sick-Lit.” Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality (CSGS), New York University, New York, NY, February 2009.

Conferences

Presenter. “’My Own Bolts and Bars:’ Ablenationalism, Angola Prison, and Wheels for the World.” Panel: “Carceral Humanism.” Co-sponsored by Critical Disability Studies and Critical Prison Studies Caucuses. American Studies Association. Nov. 9-12, 2017, Chicago, IL.

Presenter (in absentia). “Our Bodies, Our Quantified Selves: Wearable Technology and the Politics of Debility.” Panel: “Vulnerable Embodiment: Race and Gender.” National Women’s Studies Association. Milwaukee, WI. November 12-15, 2015.

Session Co-Organizer/Presenter. Roundtable: Building Intersectionality: American Studies Meets Critical Disability Studies. Roundtable sponsored by the Critical Disability Studies Caucus. American Studies Association. Toronto, ON. October 8-11, 2015.

Presenter. “Safety in Numbers? FitBit, Pavlok, and Safelet’s Embodied Archives.” Panel: Wear/ability: Intimate Data and Technologies of the Quantified Self. Society for Disability Studies. Atlanta, GA. June 10-13, 2015.

Session Co-Organizer/Presenter. Panel: Transnational Technologies of Debility/Capacity. “Gifts of Mobility: Exceptionalism, Queerness, and Rehabilitation in the Emergent Global Order” with Robert McRuer. National Women’s Studies Association. San Juan, Puerto Rico. November 13-16, 2014.

Session Co-Organizer/Presenter. Panel: Ethics and Affects of Online Playbor. “Self-Surveillance as Play: Fitbit and Bodybugg’s Embodied Archives.” Panel sponsored by the Science & Technology Caucus. American Studies Association. Los Angeles, CA. November 6-9, 2014.

Chair/Commenter. Panel: “Disability, Affect, and Futurity.” Society for Disability Studies. Minneapolis, MN. June 11-14.

Presenter. “Neuroparenting, School Shooters, and Superpredators: The Disability Politics of the Teen Brain.” Society for Disability Studies. Minneapolis, MN. June 11-14.

Presenter. “Limitless Flexibility: Surviving the Job Market in the Econopocalypse.” Workshop: ‘You’re Going to Make It After All?:’ Professional Challenges for Women in Today’s Academy.  Console-ing Passions International Conference on Television, Audio, New Media, and Feminism. Columbia, MO. April 10-12, 2014.

Session Organizer/Presenter. Panel: “Neoliberal Media and Everyday Life.” Paper: “Diagnostic Media: Gendering Cyberchondria.” Console-ing Passions International Conference on Television, Audio, New Media, and Feminism. Columbia, MO. April 10-12, 2014.

Session Organizer. “Encountering Scientific Knowledge: Feminist Science Studies Meets Disability Studies.” Panel sponsored by NWSA Disability Studies Interest Group. National Women’s Studies Association. Cincinnati, OH. November 7-10, 2013.

Chair. “New Queer Materialisms: The Sexual Mattering of American Studies.” American Studies Association. Washington, DC. November 21-24, 2013. 

Presenter. “Diagnostic Media: WebMD, WiiFit, and Neoliberal Cyberchondria.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Chicago, IL. March 6-10, 2013.

Presenter. “Diagnostic Media: WebMD, WiiFit, and Neoliberal Citizenship.” American Studies Association. San Juan, PR. November 15-18, 2012.

Presenter. “Neuroparenting, School Shooters, and Superpredators: The Disability Politics of the Teen Brain.” National Women’s Studies Association. Oakland, CA. November 8-11, 2012.

Session Organizer/Presenter. Paper: “Regulating the Brain: Teen Proto-Citizens, Youth Media, and Crisis.” Panel: “Healthy Proto-Citizens?: Youth Media, Capacity, & The Risky Business of Neoliberalism.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Boston, MA, Mar. 21-25, 2012.

Session Organizer/Presenter. Paper: “Rehabilitative Reading & Teen Crisis: Entanglements of Disability, Sadness, & Citizenship.” Panel: “Emotional Crises: The Politics of Gender, Capacity, and Citizenship.” National Women’s Studies Association. Atlanta, GA, Nov. 10-13, 2011.

Presenter. “Necropolitics and Rehabilitation: Evangelicals, Technology, and Transnational Disability Activism.” American Studies Association.  San Antonio, TX, November 18-21, 2010.

Presenter. “Interdependency, Rehabilitation, and Necropolitics: Dis/ability and Desire in the Emergent Global Order’” co-authored with Robert McRuer.  “Desiring Just Economies/Just Economies of Desire,” ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry, Berlin, Germany, June 2010.

Presenter. “Interdependency, Rehabilitation, and Necropolitics: Dis/ability in the Emergent Global Order,” co-authored with Robert McRuer.  Society for Disability Studies.  Philadelphia, PA, June 2010.

Session Co-organizer/Presenter. Panel: “The Appeal of the Human.”  Paper: “Human Condition: Fleshing Out Discourses of Postracialism and Dis/ability.” Cultural Studies Association. Berkeley, CA, March 2010.

Presenter. “Aliteracy, Apathy, and Affect: Reading Practice, Youth, and Participatory Democracy.” American Studies Association. Washington, DC, November 2009.

Presenter. “Six Months to Live in the Age of Aliteracy: Historicizing Teen Sick-Lit and Lurlene McDaniel’s ‘Dawn Rochelle Series.’” Children’s Literature Sponsored Panel, Modern Language Association.  San Francisco, CA, December 2008.

Session Organizer/Presenter. “Normative Neurology: Disability and Teen Sexuality in the Decade of the Brain.” Panel: “Disability Studies and Youth Culture.” Panel sponsored by the Children and Youth Studies Caucus. American Studies Association.  Albuquerque, NM, October 2008.

Presenter. “Spacesuits in Suburbia: The Bubble Boy, Heteronormativity, and Compulsory Able-Bodiedness.” Society for Disability Studies. New York, NY, June 2008.

Presenter. “What is This, an After School Special?: Disability Narratives and Coming of Age in ABC’s After School Specials (1972-1996).” Popular Culture and American Culture Conference. Boston, Massachusetts, April 2007.

Presenter. “ABC’s After School Specials and Compulsory Able-Bodiedness.”   Paper presented at the George Washington University American Studies Department’s “Collected Stories.” Washington, DC, April 2007.

Presenter. “Feathers and Windows: Queer/Disabled Alliances in Life Goes On” Paper presented at the Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture Association (MAPACA) Conference. Wilmington, Delaware, 2003.

Media Appearances 

Interview. “A Mizzou Freshman Shares What Life Has Been Like on Campus During the Student Protests,” TeenVogue. November 10, 2015.  <http://www.teenvogue.com /story/university-of-missouri-freshman-student-on-campus-protests>.

Interview. “In the Spotlight: Young-Adult Cancer,” Cure Magazine. August 19, 2015. <http://www.curetoday.com/publications/cure/2015/summer-2015/in-the-spotlight-young-adult-cancer>.

Interview. “’Teen Sick-Lit Exploits Stereotypes of Ill and Disabled Adolescents.” Everyday Health <http://www.everydayhealth.com/kids-health-pictures/teen-sick-lit-exploits-stereotypes-of-ill-and-disabled-adolescents.aspx#01>.

Interview. KOPN 89.5, “Women’s Issues, Women’s Voices,” November 20, 2014.

Teaching

Undergraduate Courses

University of Missouri

WGST 1120 Introduction to Women’s & Gender Studies (Formerly “Bodies, Nations, Cultures,” Large Lecture, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015); WGST 3450 Feminist Methodologies (Seminar, Fall 2016, Fall 2017); WGST 3850 Disability & Sexuality in American Culture (Seminar, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017); WGST 2020 Feminist Theory (Seminar, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2017); WGST 3850 Feminist Media Studies (Seminar, Fall 2014, Fall 2016, Fall 2017); WGST 4420/7420 Queer Cultural Politics (Combined Grad/Undergrad Seminar, Fall 2015); Honors College Tutorial (1 credit) Unbound Book Festival Undergraduate Reading Group (Spring 2018)

University College Dublin          

American Television History (Lecture, Spring 2012)

New York University

Introduction to Gender & Sexuality Studies (Large Lecture, Fall 2008-11, Spring 2009-11); Disability & Sexuality in American Culture (Seminar, Spring 2009-2011; Honors, Fall 2011); Science, The Body, & Consumer Culture (Medium Lecture, Spring 2010, co-developed and co-taught with Thuy Linh Tu)

Graduate Courses

University of Missouri

WGST 4070 Queer Cultural Politics (Seminar, Fall 2015)

University College Dublin          

Disability in Global Media (Seminar, Spring 2012)

Service

Professional Service

  • Service to Scholarly Organizations
    • Special Interest Delegate (Disability Studies). Modern Language Association (MLA) Delegate Assembly. 2017-2019.
    • Editorial Board, Disability Studies Quarterly (DSQ). March 2015-Present.
    • Board of Directors, Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS), 2011-2012  
    • Co-Chair, Prize Committee, Critical Disability Studies Caucus-sponsored paper prize, American Studies Association, 2016.
    • Co-Developer (with Karisa Butler-Wall), Critical Disability Studies Scholars Mentoring Program, American Studies Association (Fall 2017-Present)
    • Proposal Reviewer, National Women’s Studies Association Conference. Milwaukee, WI. 2015.
    • Organizing Committee Member, Console-ing Passions International Conference on Television, Audio, Video, New Media and Feminism, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 2013-2014.
    • Founding Member, Critical Disability Studies Caucus, American Studies Association, 2014-Present
    • Founding Member, Disability Studies Interest Group, National Women’s Studies Association, 2012-Present.

  • Book Manuscript Reviewer
    • Liverpool University Press
    • University of Michigan Press
    • Routledge
    • Taylor & Francis
  • Journal Manuscript Reviewer
    • Children’s Literature Quarterly (CLQ)
    • Communication, Culture, and Critique
    • Disability Studies Quarterly (DSQ)
    • Gay and Lesbian Quarterly (GLQ)
    • Gender, rovné příležitosti, výzkum (Czech Republic)
    • Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
    • Papers: Explorations into Children's Literature
    • Women’s Studies Quarterly (WSQ)
    • Social Problems
    • Social Science & Medicine
  • Project Fellow, "Future of Disability Studies" Working Group, Columbia University, Center for the Critical Analysis of Social Difference, 2011-Present.                                      
  • Consultant, Scholar & Feminist Conference XXVI: “Movements: Politics, Performance and Disability,” Barnard Center for Research on Women, 2010.     

University Service  

  • Co-Developer (with Anand Prahlad, Dept. of English): Proposal for a campus-wide undergraduate Disability Studies Certificate Program, Spring 2015-Present.
  • Campus Committee Service
    • Digital Disability Accessibility Advisory Committee to Faculty Council, Fall 2017-Present.
    • Provost’s Outstanding Junior Faculty Awards Review Committee, May 2017.
    • Status of Women Committee, College of Arts & Sciences, Fall 2014-Spring 2017.
    • MIZ-OUT LGBTQ Faculty and Staff Council, Spring 2015-Present.
  • Mentor for Disabled Students: Organized by the University of Missouri’s Disability Center, this formal mentoring program serves disabled undergraduate and graduate students to increase retention, Feb. 2017-Present.
  • Task Force: Emergency Funding for Vulnerable LGBTQ Students (Investigative Committee), Spring 2014-Present
  • Campus Lectures/Workshops
    • “Centering Disability in Research and Teaching,” Celebrateability Week, Disability Services, October 5, 2017.
    • “Classroom as Safe Space,” Women’s Leadership Freshman Interest Group (FIG) Student Instructor Training, Aug. 2016.
    • “Classroom as Safe Space,” Women’s Leadership Freshman Interest Group (FIG) Student Instructor Training, Aug. 11, 2015.
    • “Sylvia Plath: The Bell Jar.” Guest Lecture in “Mental Illness and Literature.” University of Missouri, Honors College, October 22, 2014.
    • “My Journey to Academic Feminism,” The Women’s Center, University of Missouri. Columbia, MO. March 19, 2014.
    • “Diagnosing Adolescence: Neuroparenting Teens in the Decade of the Brain.” Developmental Psychology Seminar. Department of Psychological Sciences. University of Missouri. Columbia, MO. September 10, 2012.

  • Faculty Advisor, The Chronic Project (a support group for students impacted by chronic illness), Spring 2014-Present.

Departmental Service  

University of Missouri

  • Committee Service
    • Department of Women’s & Gender Studies Alumni Anniversary Award Committee, Feb. 2017
    • Investigative Committee for Institute/Summer Workshop for Gender and Sexuality Studies, Fall 2017-Present
    • Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Fall 2014-Present
    • Departmental Website Committee, Fall 2014
    • Affiliate/Graduate Student Fellowship Application Committee, Spring 2013
    • Online Learning Committee, Fall 2012
  • Organizer
    • Laurel Clark Shire (Assistant Professor of History, University of Western Ontario), “Settler Colonialism and the History of U.S. Women’s Property Rights,” March 16, 2018.
    • Kevin Strait (Museum Curator, Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture) “Freedom Sounds: Framing the Story of African American Identity, Music and Culture in a National Museum.” September 28, 2017.
    • Ramzi Fawaz (University of Wisconsin-Madison), “Stripped to the Bone: Sequencing Queerness in the Comic Strip Work of Joe Brainard and David Wojnarowicz,” April 4, 2017.
    • “Race, Masculinity, and Gun Violence,” Roundtable with Jonathan Metzl (Vanderbilt University); Kelli Canada (University of Missouri), and Ty-Ron Douglas (University of Missouri), October 29, 2015.
    • Distinguished Lecture Series, Emily Martin (Funded through a $5,000 grant from the Chancellor’s Distinguished Visitors Fund), April 2015.
  • Administrator
    • Cripping the City, Course Blog, 2011-Present

New York University

  • Organizer
    • Department of Social and Cultural Analysis Distinguished Lecture, 2010.
    • Faculty/Graduate Student Reading Group, “Disability and Labor,” 2008-2009.
  • Member
    • The Psyences Project, 2009-2012
    • New York University Council for the Study of Disability, 2008-2012.    

Graduate Mentoring & Service

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship Mentor
    • Holladay, Holly Wilson. 2015-2016. MU Preparing Future Faculty Postdoctoral Fellowship.
  • Ph.D. Dissertation Committees
    • Willsey, Alek. 2018-Present. Dept. of Philosophy. University of Missouri.
    • Mandelbaum, Jolie. Dept. of English. 2016-Present.
    • Brock, Nettie. Dept. of Communication. University of Missouri. 2016-Present.
    • Brown, Trisha-Ann Henderson. 2016-Present. Dept. of English. University of Missouri.
    • Zerilli, Deirdre. 2015-Present. Dept. of Communication. University of Missouri.
    • Petronella, Leanna. 2015-Present. Dept. of English. Creative Writing Program. University of Missouri
    • McKelvey, Patrick. 2015-2016. Performing Disemployment: Disability Performance and Theatrical Labor in the United States. Dept. of Performance Studies. Brown University.
  • M.A. Thesis Committees
    • Stengel, Timina. 2017-Present. Disability and Social Media. School of Journalism. University of Missouri.
    • Cochran, Rachel. 2013-2014. “Letting off Steam: Neo-imperial Anxieties in Postcolonial Steampunk Literature, Aesthetics, and Performance.” Dept. of English. University of Missouri.
    • Jorgensen, Erica. 2012-2013. A Liberal/Political Feminist Analysis: Health Article Content in Mainstream Women's Magazines and the 2012 "War on Women.” School of Journalism. University of Missouri.
  • M.A. Thesis Supervision
    • Fitzsimons, Bridget. 2012. The Abjection of Gender within ‘Hysteria’ and Mental Illness: How Female Depression and Bipolar Disorder are Rendered Abject in Contemporary Cinema. Program in Film Studies. 2012. University College Dublin.
    • Lynskey, John. 2012. The Abject Body, The Anxiety of Sexuality, and Sexual Aggression in Cult Films of the 1960s and 1970s. Program in Film Studies, 2012. University College Dublin .
  • Graduate Field Exam Supervision
    • Cox, Traci. 2016-Present. Dept. of English.
    • Mandelbaum, Jolie. 2016-Present. Dept. of English.
    • Milbrodt, Teresa. 2016-Present. Dept. of English. “Disability Studies.”
    • Petronella, Leanna. 2015-2017. Dept. of English. Creative Writing Program. University of Missouri.
    • Zerilli, Deirdre. 2016-2017. Dept. of Communication. “Disability Studies”
    • Frye, Lezlie. 2010. “Disability and Human Rights.” NYU, American Studies Program.
  • Graduate Directed Readings
    • Melina Constantine Miseo (Spring 2017)
    • Deirdre Zerilli (Fall 2015)
    • Bradley Stephenson (Fall 2014)

Public Engagement/Community Service

  • Moderator, Writing on Disability, Unbound Book Festival. April 22, 2017.
  • Talkback Facilitator, She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry, Screening at Ragtag Cinema, Columbia, MO, April 14, 2015.
  • Media Literacy Workshop Facilitator, “Talking Back to Sexism in Advertising,” COMO Girls Rock!, June 5, 2017.
  • Guitar Instructor & Media Literacy Workshop Facilitator (“Identifying Sexism in Advertising”), COMO Girls Rock!, July 2013.
  • Volunteer, Arts Team, True/False Documentary Film Festival, 2015-2017.

Languages

Spanish (Reading/writing fluency; speaking proficiency)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Studies Association (ASA)
  • Modern Language Association (MLA)
  • National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA)        
  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS)
  • Society for Disability Studies (SDS)