Assistant Professor of American Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Ph.D. University of Southern California

M.A. University of New Mexico



Displacements: The Cultural Politics of Relocation (manuscript in preparation)



“Shifting the Gaze: Gender and Resilience in The Exiles.” American Quarterly. 67 no.1 (March 2015): 1-24.

“‘To Get Here?’: The Onscreen/Offscreen Relations Biopower and Vulnerability in Frozen River (2008).” Critical Ethnic Studies Journal 4, no. 2 (Fall 2018): 118-140.

Sonic Connections: Listening for Indigenous Landscapes in Kent Mackenzie’s The Exiles.” Sounding Out! (sound studies blog). June 15, 2015.



2019 Program Committee, National American Studies Association

July 2017- 20 Contingent Councilor, National American Studies Association Council (elected)