You can read my full CV on the link provided on this page, but please see my website for much more detailed information about the projects I’m working on.
I am a sociologist by training and specialize in health/illness, disability studies, science and technology studies (STS) and feminist scholarship. I am jointly appointed in Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, which means I bring a critical feminist lens to all of my projects. Students who work with me can expect to focus on critical analysis of the various systems we have in place that to provide healthcare related-services. This is especially applicable in the context of deafness, chronic illness and/or disability. Often students in HDFS that work with me learn how to study the ways women, families and underrepresented communities interact with the healthcare system (including Early Intervention), gendered patterns of care work in families, and/or how to conduct rigorous qualitative research.
Ph.D., Sociology, City University of New York – Graduate Center
M.A., Deaf studies, Gallaudet University
B.A., Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin
- Social, cultural, and ethical aspects of health, illness and healthcare
- Disability studies/Deaf studies
- Science and technology studies (STS)
- Impact of medical knowledge and medical technologies on caregiving
- Disability/chronic illness and care negotiation in the family
- Feminist theory, the body, and identity
|Phone||860 486 3106|
|Mailing Address||348 Mansfield Road U1058 Storrs, CT 06269-1058 USA|
|Office Location||FSB 303B|
|Office Hours||By Appointment|
|Courses||Biotechnology, Disability and the Family, Qualitative Research Methods 1 & 2|