I am a researcher in the fields of contemporary cultural studies, gender studies, migration studies, and queer theory. My research questions are largely motivated by the movement of people across national boundaries and by how our storytelling changes with our circumstances.

I recently accepted a position at Texas A&M University, where I currently hold an appointment as an ACES Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of International Studies.


I hold a B.A. in from the University of North Carolina and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. While at Michigan, I also completed a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies and a Graduate Teacher Certificate with the Center for Research on Learning and Training. I also worked as a lecturer in the UFR Études Anglophones at Université de Paris VII, Diderot during the 2014-2015 academic year. Prior to arriving at Texas A&M, I was an Assistant Professor of French in the Department of World Languages & Cultures at Sam Houston State University.