About

I'm a historian and visual artist living in Brooklyn, New York. I received a Ph.D. from Columbia University, and I'm currently an associate professor at Rutgers University, where I teach in the departments of History and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. I'm the author of three books and edited volumes: The Shape of Sex: Nonbinary Gender from Genesis to the Renaissance (Columbia University Press – March, 2021);  "Trans*historicities" (with Zeb Tortorici), a special issue of the journal TSQ (Duke, 2018); and Prophecy, Alchemy, and the End of Time (Columbia, 2009). My essays and reviews have appeared in Wired, Spot, Radical History Review, GLQ, WSQ (Women's Studies Quarterly), Osiris, ASAP/Journal, postmedieval, and Journal of the History of Sexuality, as well as in a number of books. I've lectured internationally and received grants and residential fellowships from the National Science Foundation, University of Wisconsin-Madison, UCLA, the Huntington Library, and the Stanford Humanities Center, among others. 

I also make visual art that engages historical subjects, and that focuses on feminist and LGBT histories. My work has received coverage in publications such as  Artforum, Huffington Post, People Magazine, Hyperallergic, Out, Art PapersFeature  Shoot, Redbook, Slate, Capricious, LA Weekly, Gallerist, Buzzfeed, Forbes, Refinery29, and Modern Painters, among others, and I've participated in numerous exhibitions, programs, and panels, including at venues such as Station Independent Projects (NY, NY), September Gallery (Hudson, NY), Johannes Vogt Gallery (NY, NY), Dose Projects (Brooklyn, NY), Baxter Street Camera Club (NY, NY), Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (Omaha, NE), the ONE Archives Gallery and Museum a the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA), The Front (New Orleans, LA), the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery (Saratoga Springs, NY), Yale University School of Art (New Haven, CT),  Houston Center for Photography (Houston, TX), the Contemporary Austin (Austin, TX), Leslie-Lohman Museum (NY, NY), Blanton Museum of Art (Austin, TX), the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum (Brooklyn, NY), MoMA PS1 Contemporary Arts Center (Queens, NY),  SPRING/BREAK Art Show (NY, NY), BRIC (Brooklyn, NY), Tracey-Barry Gallery at NYU's Fales Library (NY, NY), Paul Robeson Galleries (Newark, NJ), and Galerie Verbeeck - Van Dyck (Antwerp, Belgium). 


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