ASA Paper Accepted

My paper, “Charging the Net: A Generational Model of Social Activism in Women’s Professional Tennis,” has been accepted for presentation at the American Sociological Association annual conference to be held in Montreal, Canada, in August 2017.


Travel Award from Eastern Sociological Society

I received a travel award from the Eastern Sociological Society to attend the annual conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and present my theoretical paper, “Intersectionality and Articulation: Overlaps and Disconnects.”

Joined the Editorial Board at Fashion, Style & Popular Culture

I have joined the Editorial Board at Fashion, Style & Popular Culture! I am very excited about this opportunity to be at the heart of discussions about fashion! I am especially looking forward to encouraging more authors to submit articles on cultural analyses of athletic sportswear, and expanding this area of scholarship.

Here is the description of the journal from the website:

Fashion, Style & Popular Culture is a peer-reviewed journal specifically dedicated to the area of fashion scholarship and its interfacings with popular culture. It was established to provide an interdisciplinary environment for fashion academics and practitioners to publish innovative scholarship in all aspects of fashion and popular culture relating to design, textiles, production, promotion, consumption and appearance-related products and services. Articles related to history, manufacturing, aesthetics, sourcing, marketing, branding, merchandising, retailing, technology, psychological/sociological aspects of dress, style, body image, and cultural identities, as well as purchasing, shopping, and the ways and means consumers construct identity as associated to Fashion, Style & Popular Culture are welcomed.

Teaching in Spring 2017

I will be teaching two courses for the Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program at St. Mary’s College of Maryland in the spring: Introduction to Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, which I created the syllabus for and taught this fall (2016), and Black Feminisms, a course that I will be creating from the ground up.  I am very excited to be teaching these courses!