Research Interests

  • Sexual and domestic violence against transgender persons
  • Experiences of LGBTI people in conflict zones
  • Gendercide and necropoltics
  • Legislative, cultural, and educational approaches to preventing violence
  • Cultural relativity and international human rights law
  • Militarisation 

Past Research Papers 

  • Militarised Masculinities and Biopolitics: An Analysis of Transgendercide in the United States
  • Intersectionality, Trans Subjectivities, and the Failure of the Academy
  • Transgender Persons and Universal Human Rights: A Cultural Comparison
  • Transgender Persons in Conflict: An Analysis of Individual and Collective Violence
  • Transfeminism, Violence, and Intimacies: A Review of Services and Social Provisions for Transpersons in Pennsylvania
  • Transfeminism: Activism vs. Academia
  • Socioeconoimc Class Differences in Transgender Students

Conference Presentations

  • 2017 University of Sussex Sexual Violence Symposium 
  • 2016 Regulating and Legitimating Sexualities: the State, Law, Sexual Culture and Change under Neo-Liberalism; Differdange, Luxembourg - Transgender Bodies and Survivors: Institutional Regulation and Sexual Violence
  • 2016 National Women’s Studies Association Conference Panel Organizer; Montreal, Canada – Trans* and Gender Variant Caucus: Bodies and Biopolitics 
  • 2016 Pennsylvania Youth Action Conference; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Transfeminism: Activism vs. Academia
  • 2016 Pennsylvania Youth Action Conference; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – How to be an Ally to Trans Survivors
  • 2016 Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting; Boston, Massachusetts – Class Differences in Transgender Students
  • 2015 National Women’s Studies Association; Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Transfeminism: Activism vs. Academia
  • 2015 Mid-Atlantic LGBTQ Conference; Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania – Transfeminism: Activism vs. Academia
  • 2015 Juniata University Pride Week Keynote Speaker; Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
  • 2015 Susquehanna Valley Undergraduate Research Symposium; Lewisburg, Pennsylvania – Class Differences in Transgender Students
  • 2015 Philadelphia Trans Health Conference Inaugural Youth Keynote Speaker; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 2015 Keystone Conference; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – Trans Youth Policy Briefing and Advocacy Training
  • 2015 Creating Change Conference; Denver, Colorado – Now is Our Time: Youth Empowerment
  • 2014 Philadelphia Trans health Conference; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Trans Youth Policy Briefing and Advocacy Training
  • 2014 Lehigh Valley Intercollegiate LGBTQIA Conference; Lehigh, Pennsylvania – Trans Youth Policy Briefing and Advocacy Training
  • 2014 Keystone Conference; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – Trans Youth Policy Briefing and Advocacy Training
  • 2014 Central Pennsylvania GSA Leadership Summit; Carlisle, Pennsylvania - Trans Youth Policy Briefing and Advocacy Training