My interdisciplinary feminist research program interrogates the power dynamics of political projects that rely on settler colonial narratives for cohesion. By highlighting the issues, people, and events of those erased or marginalized, my scholarship aims to upset the hegemony of those narratives and make necessary space for alternative constructions of knowledge that (re)center the voices and experiences of women, queers, and other Others. As a long-time feminist scholar-activist, I am also committed to mobilizing the freedom and (increasingly rare) security of tenure in the service of social justice. As such, my research not only exists in dynamic relationship with my teaching, but it also advances public knowledge and helps maintain a vibrant cultural awareness of issues affecting women, gender and sexual minorities, and other systemically oppressed groups. These are the common themes – and common goals – that continue to unite my various projects.
Selected Articles + Chapters
- "Gender Matters at the Centennial Calgary Stampede," in Victoria Kannen and Neil Shyminsky, eds. The Spaces and Places of Canadian Popular Culture. Canadian Scholars Press, 2019.
- "Marching, Teaching, and Crossing Borders: A Transnational Conversation," with Jennifer Nish and L.A. Saraswati, in Saraswati, L.A., and Barbara Shaw, eds. Feminist and Queer Theory : An Intersectional and Transnational Reader. Oxford University Press, 2020.
- "Women@Web: Cyber Sexual Violence in Canada,” in Introduction to Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Interdisciplinary and Intersectional Approaches, ed. L. A. Saraswati, Barbara Shaw, and Heather Rellihan. Oxford University Press, 2017.
- "The Vagina Monologues: Theoretical, Pedagogical and Geopolitical Concerns," in Transnational Borderlands in Women's Global Networks: The Making of Cultural Resistance, eds. Clara Roman-Odio and Marta Sierra. Palgrave MacMillon, 2011.
- “Crime, Corruption, and Chaos: Sex Trafficking and the ‘Failure’ of U.S. Russia Policy,” International Feminist Journal of Politics 13.1 (March 2011): 1–24.
- “The Cultural Politics of Cold War: The International Spy Museum and the Post-9/11 U.S. Security State," in The Politics of Cultural Programming in Public Spaces, eds. Robert Gehl and Victoria Watts, pp. 96-110. London: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010.