Teaching & Supervision

Education can be a site of personal transformation and growth.  As an instructor and supervisor, I work to create communities of inquiry in which we can understand complex social histories, develop our own processes of thinking and working, and imagine new possibilities for ourselves and our social world.  University courses that I have designed and taught include Violence in a Gendered World; Race, Gender, and Work; and American Pluralism and the Search for Equality.  I also have experience as a graduate teaching assistant in World Civilizations and African American History. My teaching interests include feminist, gender, and sexuality studies, critical prison studies, performance studies, and counselling theory and practice. I offer clinical supervision and consultation for mental health counsellors and graduate students. I previously served as a clinical supervisor for graduate student interns who were enrolled in Columbia University's Counseling Psychology program in New York, NY.

Writing

The writing process, for me, is a way of slowing down and looking closely at my own thoughts, bringing my own research and analysis into a careful conversation with others. Much of my writing engages with gender, sexuality, and responses to violence. I have published in Signs: A Journal of Women and CultureWSQRadical Teacher, and Genders.  In addition, I've also published short essays in make/shift and AREA Chicago.   Click here to access my Google Scholar profile.

I am currently at work on two writing projects.    The first project, Uniform Feelings, critically examines the emotional management of policing.  I examine the twentieth-century emergence and development of the field of police psychology, as well as the use of museums, memorials, and new technologies to manage the difficult emotions that arise in police work. Uniform Feelings argues that an engagement with emotions is crucial to the process of transforming contemporary criminal legal systems.

My second project explores embodied experiences of place through a blend of clinical and auto-ethnographic case studies. Through engagement with specific case studies, I explore how contemporary attachment theory can more thoroughly incorporate embodied emotional relationships with land, plants, and other forms of life.