I’m a feminist social scientist and educator, currently an Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston. I am also affiliated with the Critical Ethnic and Community Studies and Latino Studies programs at UMass Boston.
My work combines critical race theory and critical sexualities studies with community-based research to analyze U.S.-based public health efforts. I use both qualitative and quantitative methods to focus specifically on queer sexuality, transgender health, and reproductive justice. This research has been published in numerous journals, including Gender & Society, Feminist Formations, and Culture, Health, & Sexuality. My projects share a theoretical emphasis on making visible how social power operates at the intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, nation, and ability, as well as a practical emphasis on research for and by marginalized people that contributes to effective policies and programs. I maintain an active community-based research agenda that is guided by the needs and priorities of the people I work with.
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