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Independent Scholar
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Virginity, Sexual Citizenship, Reproductive Rights, Legislating Sexuality, War on Terror, World War II, Gender History, History of Sexuality, American Studies, Rhetoric
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About Me

I have a Phd in American Studies from Purdue University. My dissertation, “Virgin Land: Young Women and Sexual Citizenship in the Contemporary United States” is a comparative study of legal, medical, and rhetorical cultures of virginity in the United States during World War II and the War on Terror. I have taught courses on women’s studies, LGBT studies, and women and public policy in the contemporary United States.

Recent Publications

“Indiana’s Dangerous Anti-Abortion Laws are Mike Pence’s Legacy,” Ms. Magazine Blog

“Inside The Duggars’ Dark World,” Ms. Magazine Blog

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Family, Gender, Government, Higher Ed, Politics, Public History, Sexuality, Sexual Violence, Women, World War II