I am currently interested in doing research on the production of, and the dynamics within, separatist spaces. In particular, I am interested in lesbian and queer separatist spaces (such as Camp Trans, the Ohio Lesbian Festival, and the controversy surrounding MichFest), and look forward to working with other queer anarchist separatists who see themselves as part of the back-to-the-land movement.
In my previous work, I conducted qualitative research with bisexual, pansexual, and queer-identified individuals to understand the relationship between passing, biphobia, and the maintenance of a spatialized sexuality binary. I also analyzed their ‘imaginative’ or ‘envisioned’ ideas of bisexual space in relation to concepts of queer futurity and disidentification.
M.A. Cultural Anthropology, Illinois State University
B.S. Anthropology, Illinois State University