I am a geographer focusing on feminist geographies, geographies of sexualities, and political economy. I am presently a dual-Ph.D. candidate at Penn State in the Departments of Geography and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. My research is located primarily in the United States and spans multiple interests. Currently, I am involved in preliminary dissertation research with rural U.S. communes and intentional communities in relationship to community-scale alternative economics, labor, and gender. This draws from feminist political economy and diverse economies concepts and methodologies. In previous and ongoing projects, I bring queer and trans theories to geography, and intermittently with critical analyses of U.S.-based settler colonialism. Through this, I also engage with scholarship on rural imaginaries, womyn’s separatism, and settler sexuality. My recent article in Gender, Place & Culture explores sexuality, space, and binaries as they are experienced by people who identify as bisexual.
I received my M.A. at Illinois State University in Cultural Anthropology, with a certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies. My B.S. is in Anthropology broadly and was also from Illinois State.