Most broadly, I am interested in the topics of gender, sexuality, culture, feminist theory, and qualitative methodology. In particular, I am concerned with the ways in which gender and sexual minorities (LGBTQIA+) construct and negotiate their identities within a rapidly changing sociocultural context. Utilizing in-depth interviews with transgender (trans) participants, my MA thesis explored how trans persons define community and how community, as defined by participants, may offer support and thus develop resiliency. In my time at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln, I have taught Gender in Contemporary Society (SOCI 200) and worked as a recitation instruction Introduction to Sociology (SOCI 101).
B.A.: New College of Florida