Abbreviated CV


Ph.D., Women’s Studies in Religion, Claremont Graduate University (2011)

M.A., Interdisciplinary- Feminism, Theology, & Culture, Claremont School of Theology (2007)

B.A., Religion, Anderson University (2005)



Professional Appointments

Assistant Professor of Philosophy & Religious Studies & Liberal Studies Coordinator, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (2014-present) 

Adjunct Instructor in Liberal Studies, California State University, Los Angeles (2014)

Adjunct Instructor in Religion, California Lutheran University (2011-2014)

Adjunct Instructor in Philosophy & Religion, University of La Verne (2010-2014)

Adjunct Instructor in Humanities, University of Phoenix/Axia College (2010-2013)




Journal Articles

Co-authored with Kirsten Gerdes. “Redefining Humanness: Relationality, Responsibility, and Hope in Ex Machina,” in Interdisciplinary Humanities (forthcoming)

“Facebook, Neoliberalism, and the Foreclosing of Our Imagination,” in Journal of Popular Culture (forthcoming)

“Can You Tweet That?”: Twitter in the Classroom,” in Feminist Teacher, Vol. 25 Issue 2-3 (2015)

Chapters in Edited Volumes

“Prison Privatization through the lens of Orange is the New Black: Caputo’s Declining Concern for Inmate-Wellbeing & Piper’s Descent to Dirty Panty Selling Mob Boss” in Caged Women: Incareration, Representation, & Media, edited by Shirley A. Jackson and Laurie Gordy, Routledge, Inc. (2018)

“Coming Out on Glee: Challenging Portrayals of Diverse Sexualities,” in Queer in the Choir Room: Essays on Gender and Sexuality in ‘Glee’, edited by Michelle Parke, McFarland Publishers (2014)

Encyclopedia Entries

“Crazy, Stupid, Love” in Encyclopedia of Sexism in American Films, Josephine Ganebo Skantz, project manager (forthcoming)