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Rutgers University-Newark
social policy, gender and public policy, sexuality and public policy, welfare policy, feminist queer and trans activism in Iceland
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About Me

I am an Associate Professor of Political Science and Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University-Newark. My work is on gender, sexuality, race, and public policy, primarily in the context of U.S. social policy. I also have recently been conducting research on gender, sexuality, and gender identity in Iceland, along with Icelandic colleagues, and have started a new project on higher education and democracy.

Recent Publications

Book:  Rethinking Sexual Citizenship. Albany: SUNY Press, May 2016.


“Icelandic Trans* Activists and the Icelandic linguistic gender binary,“ co-authored with Þorgerður Einarsdóttir, forthcoming 2016, Trans Studies Quarterly.

“Queering the Trans: Gender and Sexuality Binaries in Icelandic Feminist, Queer, and Trans Communities,” co-authored with Þorgerður Einarsdóttir and Svandís Anna Sigurðardóttir,  European Journal of Women’s Studies, published online first January 2016, print version forthcoming 2016.

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United States, Iceland

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