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CV from 2012-present; for publications please visit “Writing” page.


Ph.D.    New York University. Department of Performance Studies. 2013
M.A.     University of Arizona. Department of Women’s Studies. 2004
B.F.A.   University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Department of Sculpture/3D Studies. 2001

Research and Teaching Interests

Performance Studies, Women of Color Feminisms, LGBTQ Studies, Gender Studies, Transnational Feminisms, Hip Hop Studies, Black Studies, Latinx Studies, Sub/Cultural Studies, Digital Humanities

Academic Appointments

SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY: Assistant Professor, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, 2014–Present
Affiliate Faculty: Latin American & Caribbean Studies Program, 2015­­–Present

NYU Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Arts & Humanities, 2013–2014

New York University, New York, NY: Adjunct Instructor, Morse Academic Plan, 2012

Awards, fellowships, grants, and honors

Psi23 Hamburg Travel Grant 2017

Major Discretionary Salary Award for Professional Achievement in 2015
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, SUNY New Paltz, 2016

Summer Undergraduate Research Award
Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities SUNY New Paltz, 2016

Individual Development Awards
United University Professions, 2015 & 2016

American Fellowship
American Association of University Women, 2012–2013

Honorable Mention
Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, 2012–2013



Painting Like a Grrl: The Aesthetics and Politics of International All-Grrl Graffiti Jams,” Wall/Therapy Conference Keynote, The Little Theatre, Rochester, NY. (July 29)

“‘I am not a Feminist. I am a Graffitera:’ Performing Feminist Community without Feminist Identity,” Engaged Liberal Arts and Science Series, co-sponsored by the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program and the Historical Studies Program Bard College, March.

“‘At One Point We All Rebelled’: Hip Hop Graffiti Grrlz and the Performance of Feminist Masculinity,” Agora Colloquium Series on “Hemispheric Conversations: Urban Art Program,” co-sponsored by the Department of Communication, Cultural Studies, and the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program, University of Pittsburgh. (March 24)


“From ‘All City’ to ‘All World’: How Social Media Changes Street Art’s Gender Dynamics.” Without Limits Series, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, SUNY New Paltz, NY, April.


“All-Grrl Jams: Transforming Precarious Belonging Through Collective Performance,” Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies at the University of Toronto, October.

“#TooFew: Feminist Pedagogy and Wikipedia in the Classroom,” Digital Pedagogy Panel, SUNY New Paltz, September.

“Gender, Street Art, and Transnational Feminist Movement,” School of Oriental and African Studies Lecture Series, University of London, March.


Thriving in the Space Between.” TEDxWomen, United States Institute of Peace, Washington, D.C., December.

“Gender Difference in Graffiti Subculture.” Hip Hop Scholar-Artist Series, Davidson College, NC, October.

Selected Paper Presentations

“The Politics of Latina Feminist Overperformance within the Academy,” Performance Studies international 23, Panel Organized: “Feminist Overflows,” Hamburg, Germany, June 2017.

“Performing Mami on Social Media: Refusing to Reproduce the Coloniality of Gender and Sexuality,” National Women’s Studies Association, Panel Organized: “Performing Motherhood: Practices of Decolonization,” Montreal, Canada, November 2016.

“It Was No Change the World Bullshit”: Chicana Graffitera JERK’s Excessive Feminist Masculinity.” Latin American Studies Association, New York City, May 2016.

“Fierce Feminist Takeovers: Street Art’s Ephemeral Aesthetics and the Transformation of Precarious Belongings.” National Women’s Studies Association, Panel Organized: “Ephemeral Occupations: Precarity and Feminist Reclamations of Place,” Milwaukee, WI, November 2015.

“A ‘Jam’ of One’s Own: The Few & Far All Female Graffiti Collective at Art Basel: Miami Beach.” NYU Abu Dhabi Annual Research Conference, Abu Dhabi, UAE, February 2014.

“Stylin’ for Space in Hip Hop.” The Queerness of Hip Hop Symposium, Harvard University, September. 2012.

“Spitting like a ‘Woman’: Performative Gender Lessons in Beatboxing.” Show and Prove: The Tensions, Contradictions, and Possibilities of Hip Hop Studies, Panel Organized: “Women of the 5th Element: Performing Subjectivity through Beatboxing,” New York University, April 2012.


Courses Taught

SUNY New Paltz, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program

Women, Images, and Realities
Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality
Feminist Theory
Gender and Sexuality in Hip Hop
Feminist Art and Subculture
Performing Feminism
Latina Feminisms
Rivera House Living Learning Community



Institutional Service

Board Member, Diversity & Inclusion Council, SUNY New Paltz. 2017–Present Member, Curriculum Subcommittee, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program. 2017

Committee Member, Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Advisory Board, SUNY New Paltz. 2017

Founder and Member, Women of Color Faculty Group, SUNY New Paltz. 2016–Present

Faculty Director, Rivera House Living Learning Community, SUNY New Paltz. 2015–2017

Subcommittee Member, Student Recruitment, Latin American & Caribbean Studies Program, SUNY New Paltz. 2015–Present

Board Member, DASHlab (Digital Arts, Sciences, and Humanities), SUNY New Paltz. 2015–Present

Member, Women’s Rights and Concerns Committee, United University Professions. 2015 –Present

Volunteer, Without Limits Liberal Arts & Sciences Speaker Series, SUNY New Paltz, 2016

Professional Service

Co-Chair, Performance Studies Interest Group, National Women’s Studies Association. 2015–Present

Selection Panelist, Career Development Grants, American Association of University Women. 2014–Present




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