I am an interdisciplinary artist, scholar, activist, and educator, living in New York City where I am Associate Professor of Speech, Communication, and Theatre Arts, and the Coordinator of the Gender and Women's Studies Program at the City University of New York, Borough of Manhattan Community College. I earned a B.A. in Theatre and an M.A. in Women's and Gender Studies from the University of Northern Iowa, as well as a Ph.D. in Communication Studies, with an emphasis in Performance Studies and minor in Women's and Gender Studies, from Louisiana State University. I was also a presidential fellow at the University of South Florida.
I have published in a range of scholarly journals, presented performance work at professional venues and festivals throughout the United States, been an invited guest artist at institutions in the US and abroad, and won grants and other awards for my scholarly and creative work. I have trained with Anne Bogart and the SITI Company, Goat Island Performance Group, and with a range of practitioners in the Japanese Avant-Dance form, butoh. My commitment to gender justice was acknowledged nationally in 2016 when I was invited by the White House to participate in the United State of Women Summit in 2016, celebrating the accomplishments of women and girls and making plans for the future.