Doctoral Student

BA, Sociology, Bowdoin College


My primary interests lie at the intersections of health, family-making, knowledge, and queer studies. I am interested in bringing the insights of queer theory to bear on fundamentally sociological questions of queer, and particularly bisexual, people’s encounters with medical care, biomedical knowledges, and family-making processes. Of particular interest to me are the following research areas: (1) health disparities that affect bisexual people; (2) queer experiences of reproductive care; (3) biomedical knowledge production about queer people and queer bodies; and (4) using and improving survey methods to measure queer populations and contend with shifting or contextually relevant social identities. My previous work investigates women’s strategies for navigating uncertainties in fertility decision-making and rural queer youths’ health, substance use, and exposure to violence.