About

I am an educator, writer, researcher, founder, and consultant. I’m on leave from my position as a Lecturer at Stanford University for the 2021-2022 school year to focus on my startup, Germ Network, as well as on consulting and writing. My values-driven approach to business is grounded in deep domain expertise in anti-racist and feminist education and research practices. Please follow me on twitter or Linkedin for my latest updates.

At Stanford, I’ve taught my popular courses “Hashtag Activism” and “Hiphop, Orality, and Language Diversity” since 2017. I was the founding advisor of The Word: Tha Stanford Journal of Student Hiphop Research (still open to submissions from students at any college or university!). I also worked 1-1 and led workshops for faculty, post-docs, graduate students, and undergraduates in the Hume Center for Writing and Speaking. I hold a Ph.D. in Writing Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies from Syracuse University, an MFA in Fiction from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor’s in Religion and Creative Writing from Princeton University.

My research on rhetorical history, antiracist struggle, and digital media have appeared in College Composition and CommunicationPeitho, and the Journal of Basic Writing, and my reviews, essays, and fiction have appeared in Harper’s, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Hyperallergic, and more.

I am a founding member of Rad Mission Neighbors, a community group advocating for and with sex workers and unhoused neighbors in San Francisco. I work from home in the Bayview neighborhood.