Thanks for visiting my website! I am an historian of the carceral state focusing on LGBTQ history and the history of childhood. I earned my Ph.D. in History and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan this year in 2017, and I am currently an affiliate scholar with the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at U-M. My first book project, "Punishing Queer Sexuality in the Age of LGBT Rights," examines what I call the "war on sex offenders," a campaign against sexual violence that began in the 1930s and is still ongoing, and the shifting ways in which it has targeted LGBTQ subjects. I also have a second, transatlantic project investigating the deep history of mass incarceration of sex offenders for crimes involving children from the Enlightenment to the present. My writing has appeared in the Journal of the History of Sexuality, in the edited collection The War on Sex, and on the blog NOTCHES: (re)marks on the history of sexuality.

Check out the press section for two recent mentions of my article "The Creation of the Modern Sex Offender" in the new anthology The War on Sex (Duke, 2017).