I write and teach about the politics of knowledge production, in particular gendered body practices in biomedical and environmental contexts.
Moving across feminist science studies, environmental theory and queer & feminist studies, my research is broadly concerned with how bodies and matter intervene in the production of knowledge. I am a visiting researcher at the Rhizome Project on Gender & Science at the Image Knowledge Gestaltung cluster and I teach at the Center for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies at Humboldt University in Berlin. I hold a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies from Stony Brook State University of New York, where I wrote a dissertation titled "Vital Differences: Indeterminacy & the Biomedical Body" (ProQuest, 2018).
My work has been published in the peer-reviewed journals Women's Studies Quarterly, Feral Feminisms, International Journal of Critical Cultural Studies, and is forthcoming in the European Journal of Women's Studies, Somatechnics, and in the book collection Feminist Food Studies: Exploring Intersectionality by Women's Press, Canada. In parallel with my academic research, I work on intersdiciplinary projects across media, experimental narrative, performance and the digital humanities. Current projects include the Radical Encounter podcast with Patricia Silva, the NYC Feminist Film Week at Anthology Film Archives, and Harmattan Theater, an environmental performance collective where I am associate director. My poetry has appeared in various magazines and periodicals and I received an Underground Poet of the Year Award in 2002. My chapbook Natural Language was published in 2018 by dancing girl press & studio.
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