I am an editor, podcaster, and author who helps progressive academics turn their vibrant ideas into reality and get their work into the communities they want to reach. I founded Ideas on Fire, an academic publishing and consulting agency helping interdisciplinary, progressive academics write and publish awesome texts, enliven public conversations, and create more just worlds.
I am also the founder and director of the Grad School Rockstar Program and Dissertation Rockstar Bootcamp, which helps smart, progressive, interdisciplinary scholars who struggle with the nuts and bolts of how to turn that intelligence and inspiration into tangible, effective, and repeated work.
I host the Imagine Otherwise podcast, which highlights the awesome people and projects bridging art, activism, and academia to build better worlds.
My book Blood Cultures: Medicine, Media, and Militarisms (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) traces the cultural history of blood as it enabled twentieth-century American imperialism. I examine how gendered, sexualized, and racialized blood practices were violently mobilized in the service of US empire, as well as creatively transformed by feminist, anticolonial, anticapitalist, and queer artists and activists.
I received my PhD in Cultural Studies from the University of California, Davis and my BA in Gender and Women’s Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and went on to teach as a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of California, Berkeley.