About Me

I am the Assistant Director of Social Enterprise and Training at Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) where I am responsible for directing SAGE’s national training initiatives, developing training curricula, and providing consulting services to both aging and LGBT service providers. I blog at The Second Shift: Academic Feminism After Hours and have contributed to The New Statesman, the Blog of the American Philosophical Association, and the American Society on Aging Blog, among others.

I received my PhD in Philosophy from SUNY Stony Brook. My research focuses on feminist and queer theory, contemporary French philosophy (specifically the work of Henri Bergson), LGBT aging and biomedical ethics.

My first book Affirmation, Care Ethics and LGBT Identity will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2016. I live in Oakland with my partner and a handful of pets.