This course explores the complex relationship between gender and disability, including the fraught connections that certain avenues of feminist, queer, and transgender politics have with disability.
Explores the phenomenon of autobiography in the contemporary world. Students will read theories of autobiography, and ask questions about how writing about the self is gendered, and how representations of the self fare in the outside world.
Aspects of popular culture, including television, magazines, newspapers, social networking sites, and internet sources to name a few, are ways that health information is disseminated. Students will examine how we define health and understand disease as related to popular culture.
My research focuses the critical lens of transgender studies on questions of state power, science, and technology, and on transnational flows of knowledge, bodies, and capital. Currently, I am pursuing these interests through work on surveillance and security mechanisms and new research on the development and use of synthetic hormones. I earned a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies from the University of California at Davis, and a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies (a substitute for Gender & Women’s Studies, which offered no major at the time of my degree!) from the University of Florida.