This spring I was hired as an Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Politics at Drexel University; my teaching and research activities will support the Center for Science, Technology and Society.

My research focuses on 1) care ethics in the contexts of health and disease, 2) the spaces in which health and disease are produced (homes, cities, clinics, and public health networks), and 3) how embodied experiences of health and disease are technologically mediated. My current research looks at how asthma is cared for across different U.S. contexts, highlighting trends, problems, and experiences with contemporary healthcare. I am engaged in several sub-projects that support this research.

Before joining Drexel, I was Managing Editor and Program Director at Cultural Anthropology, the journal of the Society for Cultural Anthropology.

I received my PhD in Science and Technology Studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2011; I taught there as an adjunct instructor from 2011-2013. Before coming to the field of Science and Technology Studies, I earned a Master’s degree in Women’s Studies from the University of Albany, SUNY (2006). During that time, my research focused on digital media, feminist pedagogy, and ethics of care, which included work on the politics of aging and elderly care.

I’ve spent the last ten years working in the world of publishing and literature, first as a graduate assistant for the New York State Writer’s Institute and more recently as managing editor of Cultural Anthropology.

I also hold two, 200-hour yoga teacher certifications, one in Hatha yoga and the other in Kundalini yoga. When I’m not writing or collecting data or teaching, I’m most likely dancing, eating, napping, singing, spending time with amazing family and friends, or focusing more fully on yoga.