Researching judicial argument and public culture.
I am a Postdoctoral Teaching Associate in the Department of Communication Studies at Northeastern University. In August 2013, I graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Ph.D. in Speech Communication and Gender & Women's Studies.
My dissertation, "Judicial Rhetoric and Radical Politics: Sexuality, Race, and the Fourteenth Amendment," combines argumentative, queer, and legal approaches to rhetoric to examine the role that public arguments play in the constitution of legitimate subjects in U.S. national culture.
At Northeastern, I teach courses in Public Speaking, and Persuasion & Rhetoric. I taught a variety of courses at Illinois, including Sexuality in U.S. Public Culture, Argumentation, Communicating Public Policy, Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies, Popular Media and Culture, and Introduction to Oral and Written Communication. In Spring 2012, I taught a seminar in argumentation theory for the Education Justice Project.
I am the past Communications Officer of the Graduate Employees Organization (Illinois Federation of Teachers/American Federation of Teachers Local 6300).