I’m currently a Sherwin Early Career Professor in the Rock Ethics Institute and associate professor of Communication Arts & Sciences and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies at Penn State. My interdisciplinary scholarship bridges rhetoric, archives, and gender and sexuality studies.
My first book, Queering Romantic Engagement in the Postal Age: A Rhetorical Education, is a queer history of instruction in epistolary rhetoric (University of South Carolina Press, 2019). My second book project, The Erotic as Rhetorical Power: Archives of Romantic Friendship between Women Teachers, is under contract with the Ohio State University Press’s Intersectional Rhetorics series.
In 2021 my work was recognized with the National Communication Association’s Randy Majors Award for outstanding LGBTQ scholarship. Currently I am beginning a new project that charts queer trails through Rachel Carson’s letters, archives, and memorials.