Helping outsiders make history.

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I am a mentor, a teacher, and a scholar-activist. In everything I do, I am driven by the same simple set of questions: what makes some of us insiders and the rest of us outsiders? Who decides? And why?

As a scholar, I first grappled with these questions by exploring the role of gender and sexuality in migration and citizenship processes in modern France. But more than a decade of studying, teaching, and working in higher education contexts opened my eyes wide to asymmetries of power within institutions that continue to mark some out for exclusion. Moreover, as a college administrator, I have experienced first-hand the growing need for difficult conversations on college campuses about how privilege perpetuates hierarchy and exclusion.  

As a diversity consultant, I aim to work collaboratively with individuals who wish to transform their home institutions into inclusive spaces for all students, staff, faculty, and campus community members. I undertake this work as an extension of my own personal mission to face each day with honesty, openness, fairness, and compassion.

About Me

I work at the intersection of higher education, administration, and social justice.

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My Services

I provide consulting services to higher education institutions seeking to create more inclusive campus cultures.

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My Scholarship

I explore the role of gender and sexuality in migration and citizenship processes.

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On my bookshelf

What I'm reading this May…

This May, I’m reading more dystopian feminist works, starting with Ursula Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness and Idra Novey’s more contemporary, #MeToo-inspired Those Who Knew. It makes me want to return to Margaret Atwood’s The Blind Assassin, an old favorite, and Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend.

Following my local book club’s recommendations, I’ll also dig into Guadalupe Nettel’s After the Winter and Marlon James’s The Book of Night Women.

 
 
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Redacted: Notes on Higher Education