Academic Career

  • Full Professor, Department of English (Chair, 2012-2016)
  • Associate Professor, Department of English
  • Assistant Professor, Department of English
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of English
  • Undergraduate Instructor
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George Washington University Courses

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Introduction to LGBT Studies

English 3980W

Writing Intensive

Queer Studies

“Transnational Film Studies and LGBTQ Cultures” 

Co-sponsored by the Office for Short-Term Study Abroad and team-taught in Washington, D.C. and Prague, Czech Republic with Professor Kateřina Kolářová

English 3980W

Writing Intensive

Gender and Literature

“Contemporary LGBT Writing”

English 3840W (175)

Disability Studies, Disability Culture

English 801

Dean's Seminar

Disability Studies

English 3910

Introduction to Critical Theory

English 2800W (120W)

Writing Intensive

Literature, Film, and the Financial Imagination

English 1315

Literature of Black America II

English 1611W (184)

Writing Intensive

Language as Communication

  • “Critical Bodies: Disability Studies and American Culture”
  • “Reading and Writing a Crisis: Rhetoric, AIDS, and the Media”
  • “Leaving Home: Domesticity and Its Discontents”

English Composition

English 10

Language and the Arts and Sciences

  • “Writing Urban Spaces: Composition and the City”
  • “Composing Queer Spaces: Sexual Identities, Public Spaces, and Writing”
  • “Out in Public: Contemporary Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Movements”

English 11

English Composition

Twentieth-Century Consciousness Literature, Culture, and Philosophy of the Twentieth Century

English 3980W

Team-taught with Professor Gail Weiss

Introduction to Critical Theory

English 6100

Advanced Theory

  • “Critical Bodies: Disability Theory, Disability Cultural Studies”
  • “Postmodern Bodies”
  • “Queer Studies Now”
  • “Identity and Identity Politics” (team-taught with Professor Gayle Wald)
  • “Queer Theory, Now and Then” (team-taught with Professor Holly Dugan)
  • “Globalizing Crip/Queer Theory”
  • “Film Theory in a Global/Queer Context”
  • “Queer of Color/Crip of Color Critique”
  • “Queer/Crip Wastelands”

English 6120 (205)
Human Sciences 203

Conceptualizing Genders

English 241

Topics in Criticism

“Queer Studies Now”

English 261

Culture and Society

English 261
Human Sciences 205

Fellowships, Grants and Awards


Outstanding Journal Reviewer Award

For the Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies

Liverpool University Press


University Facilitating Fund

For Crip Times: Disability, Globalization, and Resistance

Office of the Vice President for Research, George Washington University


Alan Bray Memorial Book Award

For Crip Theory: Cultural Signs of Queerness and Disability

GL/Q Caucus of the Modern Language Association


Best Special Issue Award

For Desiring Disability: Queer Theory Meets Disability Studies

Council of Editors of Learned Journals


Passing-the-Torch Award

$5,000, selected annually to recognize the achievements of an emerging scholar in lgbt/queer studies

Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies


National Endowment for the Humanities

Summer Institute on Disability Studies

Summer Institute on Disability Studies