From this point of view, science - the real game in town - is rhetoric, a series of efforts to persuade relevant social actors that one's manufactured knowledge is a route to a desired form of very objective power.

- Donna J. Haraway


I'm an a Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. I specialize in sexuality studies and rhetorical criticism.


While my research has covered a diverse range of topics-from LGBT social-movements identities to erotic dance-it has often placed the rhetorical analysis of sexuality and normativity at its core.

Teaching & Coursework

I approach teaching as an intellectual activity, as theory and as practice. In essence my guiding philosophy is that teaching is scholarship, lived scholarship, embodied scholarship, engaged and engaging scholarship.