Academic Qualifications:

Rutgers University – PhD, Women’s and Gender Studies, August 2014 – Present

Third year PhD student focusing research on the intersections of feminist media studies, affect theory and video games. 

CUNY Brooklyn College – BA, Women’s and Gender Studies, August 2009 – May 2013

Received a Bachelor’s in Women’s and Gender Studies with a double minor in Political Science and LGBTQ Studies. Graduated Summa Cum Laude, with a 3.97 Cumulative GPA.

Brooklyn Technical High School, September 2004 – May 2008

Majored in Media Communications.

Professional Experience:

College Assistant, CUNY Brooklyn College; Brooklyn, NY – June 2009 – September 2015

In my work with Political Science and Women’s and Gender Studies, I focused on creating an online and on campus presence for the the LGBTQStudies minor. Through managing various social media outlets and working to develop a series of workshops related to LBGTQ issues, I built community and informed students of the resources for them on campus. In my work with the Registrar’s Office, I worked with incoming transfer and freshman students to help register for classes and answered any questions related to their transition to the college as new students.

Arts & Entertainment Staff Writer, Brooklyn College Excelsior; Brooklyn, NY – March 2009 – November 2010

Contributed album, book, movie and event reviews for publication.

Research Interests:

Feminist science and technology studies, video games, affect theory, new media, feminist media studies, queer theory, critical race theory, critical disability studies, critical posthumanism, monster theory.


National Women’s Studies Association Travel Grant, 2015

Rutgers University Graduate Fellowship, 2014-2016

Brooklyn College Senior Women’s and Gender Studies Scholarship, 2012-2013


Extending Play 3: Rutgers University, October 1st, 2015

Addicted to Level: Affect, Temporality, Game Design and Pathologization of Play”

Summer Doctoral Institute on Difference in Media and Culture: USC Annenberg, June 23rd, 2016

“From Cooties to Cunts: Misogyny, Subjectivity and Affect in GamerGate”

2015 NWSA Conference: Precarity: Hilton Milwaukee Center, November 15th, 2015 

“Honoring The Bodies Beyond the Binary: Sexual Difference, Intersexuality and Inclusivity through Spinoza”

Pippi to Ripley: Ithaca College, May 2nd, 2015

“Pixels In Distress: The Affective Economy of Video Games”

Human Futures: Rutgers New Brunswick, April 24th, 2015

“Becoming-Digital, Becoming-Black and Becoming-Orc: The Limits of the Posthuman In Video Games”

Buffy To Batgirl: Rutgers Camden, May 2nd, 2014

“Using the Animator’s Tools to Dismantle the Master’s House: The Subversive Socialization Potential of Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time”

LGBTQ Studies Workshop Series: Brooklyn College, October 29th, 2013

“Analysis Is The New Black”

Organizational Membership:

National Women’s Studies Association, April 2015-Present

Was also selected to be a member of the NWSA Women of Color Leadership Program’s 2015 cohort during the 2015 NWSA Conference: Precarity.


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