I am currently an adjunct professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice at the University of Manitoba. I am also research associate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh. In 2009, I was a Postdoctoral Writing Fellow at the Centre for Asia Pacific Social Transformation Studies (CAPSTRANS) at the University of Wollongong, Australia. […]
I am currently working on two projects. At this time, I am framing a new ethnographic project that looks at LGBT Jews who have become baalei teshuva or ‘masters of redemption.’ These LGBT Jews were raised in a variety of Jewish traditions and stopped practicing their faith for periods of time, but are now returning to Orthodox practice. Many of these […]
My dissertation, Queering Online: Transnational Sexual Citizenship in Singapore, systematically investigated the Internet’s role in national and sexual identity in Singapore. In so doing, I contributed to an emerging body of anthropological work demonstrating how the Internet’s impact is culturally and historically specific. As a highly policed city-state that emphasizes technological innovation, Singapore is an ideal […]
Peer-reviewed journal articles 2014 “And I am also gay”: Illiberal Pragmatics, Homonormativity, and LGBT Activism in Singapore. Manuscript solicited for special issue of Anthropologica – “Queer Anthropology/l’anthropologie queer” (Forthcoming May). 2014 Abjection. Short essay commissioned for inaugural issue of Transgender Studies Quarterly (Forthcoming May). 2013 “We aren’t really that different:” globe-hopping discourse and queer rights […]
Currently, at the University of Manitoba, I am teaching three courses -Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Culture, Society, and Power, and Nation, Race, and Gender.
I received my Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of California, Irvine in December 2008 and have completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Centre for Asia Pacific Social Transformation Studies (CAPSTRANS) at the University of Wollongong. My dissertation, Queering Online: Transnational Sexual Citizenship in Singapore is based on ethnographic fieldwork conducted in 2005-2007 and supported by […]