Welcome! I am an interdisciplinary artist, scholar, and teacher working at the intersection of multiple academic fields: theatre, dance, and performance studies, feminist disability studies, and critical mad studies. Broadly speaking, my research investigates the politics of mad and disabled embodiment. In other words, I am interested in how cultures identify and respond to mental and bodily difference, and how those differences are, in turn, represented in performances staged across time.
I share my scholarly and practice-based research 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.
My 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).