I hold a BA in Biology, a Master’s in Public Health from New York University, and a Master’s in Sociology from Brooklyn College. I completed my PhD in Sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center in May 2019 with a doctoral certificate in Women's Studies and a concentration in LGBTQ studies. My substantive areas are: Sex & Gender, Sexualities, Race & Ethnicity, and Urban Sociology. I am past chair of the Sociologists’ LGBTQ Caucus, member of the Sociologists for Trans Justice, and chair of the Committee on Gender Equity for the Eastern Sociological Society.
Currently, I am Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology at Farmingdale State College, where I teach Urban Sociology, Introduction to Sociology, and Introduction to LGBTQ Studies. Previously, I was Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology at Drew University, where I taught Introduction to Sociology, Introduction to LGBTQ Studies, Social Problems, Gender & Health, and Sociology of Aging. Over the last 10 years, I have been 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 aggression on the streets of New York City through an intersectional lens and link 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 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.