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.
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 Culture, WSQ, Radical 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 a book manuscript. Uniform Feelings examines contemporary U.S. policing as bureaucratic emotional labor, from the perspective of a practicing counselor and prison abolitionist. I trace the the use of museums, memorials, psychological practices, and new technologies to manage the difficult emotions that arise in police work. In each of these areas, I pay attention to the missing stories, unacknowledged fears, prohibitions, and panics. Uniform Feelings argues that an engagement with unruly and uncomfortable emotions is crucial to the process of transforming contemporary criminal legal systems.