I hold a BA in Biology, a Masters in Public Health from New York University, and a Masters in Sociology from Brooklyn College. I am a Doctoral Candidate in Sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center, with a doctoral certificate in Women's Studies and a concentration in LGBTQ studies. My substantive areas are: Sex & Gender, Sexualities, Criminology, Race & Ethnicity, and Urban Sociology. I am chair of the Sociologists’ LGBTQ Caucus, member of the Sociologists for Trans Justice, and co-chair of the Committee on the Status of Women of the Eastern Sociological Society.
Currently, I am a Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology at Drew University, where I teach Introduction to Sociology, Introduction to LGBTQ Studies, Social Problems, Gender & Health, and Sociology of Aging. Previously, I was Adjunct Lecturer at Brooklyn College, Lehman College, Queens College, BMCC, FIT, and MCNY. At the CUNY Graduate Center, I was Teaching Assistant for Statistics I + II in Sociology and Quantitative Research Methods in Urban Education.
In my work, I analyze catcalling and LGBTQ-directed harassment on the streets of New York City through an intersectional lens that links gender, sexuality, race, class, and space. My article “Straight Gods, White Devils: Exploring Paths to Non-Religion in the Lives of Black LGBTQ People," published in Secularism and Nonreligion, explores some of my results. My publications include the "Transgender Movements in the United States" entry for the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies and a chapter on being a lesbian scholar in a forthcoming text Negotiating the Emotional Challenges of Doing Deeply Personal Research edited by Alexandra C.H. Nowakowski and J.E. Sumerau. Contact me and follow me on twitter.