My work covers the fields of Renaissance literature, queer studies, and critical legal studies. I am currently teaching Shakespeare and will teach gay and lesbian film and literature in the spring. I am working on hate crime literature and the law, and am now reviewing the legal archives in relation to the Brandon Teena story as well writing about the hate crimes that bookend "Brokeback Mountain."
Field Of Study:
I am interested in queer studies and activism, and this focus moves through my work and professional life.
ENFM 320/ LIT 327 Shakespeare and Film
LIT 520 Shakespeare
BA UC Santa Cruz
MA San Francsico State University
PhD SUNY Buffalo
JD Hastings College of the Law
"A Jury of One's Queers," in Queer Mobilizations (NYU Press 2009).
Controlled Burn (poetry chapbook, Pudding House, 2007)
The Sharon Kowalski Case: Lesbian and Gay Rights on Trial (Kansas 2003)
Board, MAR (Montana Artists Refuge)
Board, University Faculty Association
Trainer, UM Allies (a GLBTIQ awareness and safe space program at UM)
Member, Missoula Gay Men's Chorus
Member and Co-founder, Outfield Alliance, UM
Member of the California Bar (inactive)
I am a lawyer and a poet.