- PhD Candidate
- Instructor, Interdisciplinary Writing Program
M.A. University of Washington, Seattle, 2011, B.A. Columbia University, New York, 2010
My dissertation in progress "Safe Sex: Gay Rights Politics in the Making of the Neoliberal State in Seattle, 1966-1995" examines how the development of a gay citizen subject coincided with the neoliberalization of Seattle's political economy. I am particularly interested in how the political economic shift of the late twentieth century from the public/private welfare state to pro-business politics and sexual civil rights politics are mutually constituted, revealing the contradictions of late twentieth century liberalism. Along with the adoption of a particular white, middle-to-upper class gay politics by the municipal state, I am interested in resistance to mainstream gay politics and the effects of the inclusion of this privileged sector of the "LGBTQ community" on the physical and social geography of the city.