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 March…

It’s March 2019 and I’m still catching up on some of the great books of 2018: Kirsten Chin’s Bury What We Cannot Take, Leila Slimani’s The Perfect Nanny, Rachel Kushner’s Mars Room, and Celeste Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere

I’ve joined two reading clubs at my local bookstore, so I’ll also have the opportunity to read Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching and Sigrid Nunez’s The Friend this month. 

Now that I live in LA, I spend more time in the car and podcasts like Uncivil and Good Ancestor help me get where I’m going and back.

 Finally, as I continue to revise my book manuscript, I’m reading a lot about gender, labor, and the state in 20th-century France. Now you know why I need so much fiction in my life…

 
 
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Redacted: Notes on Higher Education