Welcome! I am an interdisciplinary artist, scholar, and teacher working at the intersection of four academic fields: theatre studies, performance studies, disability studies, and mad studies. Specifically, I focus on the politics of mad and disabled embodiment. In sum, I am interested in how cultures identify and respond to mental and bodily difference, and how those differences are, in turn, represented in performance.
I share my work in publications, presentations, workshops, and performances in professional and community-based settings, including the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, the Mid-America Theatre Conference, the Comparative Drama Conference and the American Society for Theatre Research, where I recently served as a vice president for the graduate student caucus. My most recent publications have appeared in Theatre Topics and The International Review of Qualitative Research.
This work has been made possible through generous support from a variety of professional organizations, including the Theatre and Social Change (TASC) Working Group at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), the American Theatre and Drama Society (ATDS), and, most recently, a year-long fellowship from The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation at The Institute for Citizens and Scholars (formerly The Woodrow Wilson Foundation).