May 27-30, 2018. “Intersectional Aid?” Women’s and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes. Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. University of Regina.
May 27-29, 2018. “Prairie Sexualities: Theories, Archives, Affects, Communities Symposium.” Sexualities Studies Association and Women’s and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes. Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. University of Regina.
June 2, 2018: Reading of “Down the Toilet.” GUSH: Menstrual Manifestos for our Times (book launch). McNally Robinson, Winnipeg. 7pm.
June 21-24, 2018. “Feminist Interruptions and Refusals: Soundbites and Pitches.” Critical Ethnic Studies Association. University of British Columbia.
November 8-11. “Feminist Interruptions and Refusals: ‘Soundbites and Pitches.” National Women’s Studies Association. Atlanta, Georgia.
November 8-11. “To Move and Shake with Constraint: Does the future lie with ‘queerocrats’?” National Women’s Studies Association. Atlanta, Georgia.
My research is anchored in the fields of gender and women's studies, feminist studies, queer studies, queer development studies, and transnational feminism. I am curious about representational politics, broadly speaking, and especially devoted to exploring issues of LGBTIQ rights, gender-based and sexualized violence, and reproductive justice. I am particularly moved by popular culture and other mediated spaces, including news media, transnational campaigns, public policy, and Beyoncé.
I am a co-editor of the book series Feminist Interruptions and Refusals with Lena Palacios, Dana Olwan, and Shaista Patel (Palgrave Macmillan).
My first book entitled Manufacturing Urgency: Violence Against Women and the Development Industry was published in Spring 2017. I recently completed editing the Routledge Handbook of Queer Development Studies.
You can find my work published in Feminist Formations, International Feminist Journal of Politics, Feminist Media Studies, Feminist Teacher, Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture & Social Justice, Critical Studies in Media Communication, Surveillance & Society, and Canadian Journal of Communication.
I am an Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and Sociology at Brandon University. I received my PhD (2013) from the Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies at the University of Ottawa, a Master’s from the Women’s and Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto (2009), and a BAH (2008) from Queen’s University in Global Development Studies.
I live in Winnipeg with my partner, baby, and dog.