My feminist cultural studies 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 historically oppressed groups. 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. It is therefore imperative that my research not only exist in dynamic relationship with my teaching, but that it also advance public knowledge and help maintain a vibrant cultural awareness of issues affecting women, other gender and sexual minorities, and historically oppressed groups. These are the common themes – and common goals – that continue to unite my various projects.
"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.