|Department||Feminist Studies Department, |
Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
|Web Site||Disciplinary Matters: A Work Space|
|Office||437 Humanities One|
|Office Hours||Spring 2016: By Appointment|
|Campus Mail Stop||Feminist Studies|
Biography, Education and Training
I trained in critical theory, black radical thought, and feminist theory at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where I received a Ph.D. in History of Consciousness with an emphasis in Feminist Studies and served as a founding coordinator of the Black Cultural Studies Research Cluster and the Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Graduate Collective. My research and teaching explore the social arrangements of knowledge and the ways that knowledge and its institutional practices arrange social worlds. Currently, I am at work on a book tentatively titled Disciplinary Matters: Black Studies, Women’s Studies, and the Neoliberal University, that places the institutional projects of black studies and women’s studies not at the margins but the heart of the consolidation of the post-Civil Rights U.S. university. Examining the historical emergence of black studies and women’s studies as knowledge formations in their own right, and as sites to which the university has turned inorder to manage and negotiate the social upheavals consequent to the mass admission of black (and) women students in the late 1960s, Disciplinary Matters aims to rethink what it means—and where we turn—to approach the university itself as an object of knowledge.
Honors, Awards and Grants
Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty, 2016-2017
UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship, UC Berkeley, Department of African American Studies, 2011-2013
Short-Term Research Fellowship, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library, 2012
“(Critical Ethnic Studies) Intellectual.” Critical Ethnic Studies 1.1 (Spring 2015): 86-94.
“Critical Theory, Queer Resistance, and the Ends of Capture” (with Liat Ben-Moshe, Che Gossett, and Eric A. Stanley). In Geoffrey Adelsberg and Lisa Guenther, eds. Death and Other Penalties: Continental Philosophers on Prisons and Capital Punishment (New York: Fordham University Press, 2015): 266-295.
“The Object of Object Lessons: Thoughts and Questions.” Feminist Formations 25.3 (Winter 2013): 178-87.
Courses TaughtCritical Race and Ethnic Studies: An Introduction
Race, Gender, Power, Knowledge
Feminist/Ethnic Studies and the University