About Me

I am an incoming Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs at Syracuse University, and I earned my PhD in Sociology from Columbia University. I study how gender boundaries are defined, regulated, navigated, and transformed. Most of my research explores trans people’s existence and resistance in the criminal justice system. Click here to read more about my research and published work.

My research has been supported by the Center for Engaged Scholarship and the Research Justice at the Intersections Scholars Program at Mills College.

Before beginning my doctoral studies, I worked at a high school in the San Francisco Bay Area and performed as a dancer. For the past decade I have been involved in social movement organizations, such as Survived & Punished NY and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, where I served as a core collective member. In my free time I enjoy reading fiction, taking walks with my dog, and eating vegan food with friends.


  • Ph.D. Sociology, Columbia University, 2021
  • M.A. Sociology, Columbia University, 2016
  • M.A. Women’s & Gender Studies, Rutgers University, 2015
  • B.A. History and Gender Studies (double major), Scripps College