I am Associate Professor at Willamette University, a small liberal arts college in Oregon. I teach in the Politics department and International Studies programs. I am co-chair of the Women’s and Gender Studies program. My research and teaching interests include gender, violence and storytelling; human rights advocacy; the politics of international justice; and race and racism in international politics. I am committed to expanding access to higher education, serving (prospective) first-generation college students, and decolonizing the teaching of international politics.
In 2009 I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Minnesota, a public land-grant institution. At Minnesota I taught classes on global politics and human rights and I completed the Preparing Future Faculty program. Concurrently, I was a founding member of the Equal Access Coalition, a large group of students, workers, educators and community members working to expand access to higher education in the Twin Cities and beyond.
This website (still under construction) will serve as a research and teaching depository and it will (hopefully) host resources for students.