Associate Professor - Director of International Degree
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Office: 541-737-0023

Kidder Hall

Kidder Hall 224

2000 SW Campus Way

2000 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
Curriculum Vitae: 
Credentials: 
Ph.D. Germanic Studies, University of Texas at Austin
M.A. Spanish, Tulane University
B.A. German and Spanish, Loyola Univeristy, New Orleans

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At OSU
Affiliated with: 
Sch Lang, Culture & Soc
Courses Taught: 

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 

WGSS 325 - Disney: Gender, Race, Empire

WGSS 360 - Men and Masculinities in a Global Context

WGSS 414 & 514 - Systems of Oppression in Women's Lives

QS/WGSS 462/562 - Queer Theories

World Languages and Cultures

German language sequence (GER 111-113, GER 211-213, GER 311-313)

GER 241 - Grimms' Fairy Tales

GER 331 - German Culture

WLC 365 - Migrant Narratives

Research/Career Interests: 

My research bridges cultural history, history of sexuality, queer studies, and gender studies and is informed by cultural studies and queer feminist perspectives. In my current project I examine transnational networks of exchange and collaboration in postwar gay publishing in West Germany, Western Europe, and the United States. I’m particularly interested in uncovering the ways in which these networks relied on and reinforced nationalistic and racialized ways of knowing and speaking about postwar gay male experience. In other words, how was gay identity in the postwar period constructed as exclusively White in the Western European and US-American contexts (i.e., the places where postwar “homophile” publishing was most visible)? And how do those racial legacies continue to inform dominant expressions of gay male identity to date?