Professional Bio


  • Ph.D. in English, University of Colorado, Boulder (2010)
    • Dissertation: "The Queer Frontier: Placing the Sexual Imaginary in California, 1868-1915"
  • M.A. in English, University of California, Santa Barbara (2001)
  • B.A. Magna cum laude in English, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington (1996)

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Peace and Justice Studies Program, Regis University (2012-present)
  • Director, Gender and Women's Studies program, University of Denver (2010-2012)
  • Lecturer, Writing Program, University of Denver (2006-2012)

Professional Affiliations

  • Peace and Justice Studies Association
  • Western American Literature Association
  • Conference on College Composition and Communication
  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • Rhetoric Society of America

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Research & Scholarship

Scholarly Publications

Aaron Belkin & Geoffrey Bateman, eds. Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Debating the Gay Ban in the Miliatary.
Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2003.

Conference Presentations

"The Queer Frontier," Plenary Session, Western Literature Association Annual Conference, Lubbock, Texas, November 9, 2012.

"Fourteen Faculty Study Writing Intensive Seimars: Research Findings and Faculty Development," International Writing Across the Curriculum Cnference, Savannah, Georgia, June 9, 2012.

"Ethical Encounters at the Intersection of Education and Activism," Human Rights/Humans Write: Community Literacy Teaching as Human Rights Activism, Rhetoric Society of America Biennial Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 25, 2012.

"Circulations of Queer Desire in the Singermann Novels: Myron Brinig, Montana, and the HIstory of Sexuality," Western Literature Association Annual Conference, Missoula, Montana, October 8, 2011.

"Teaching First-Year Writing through Service-Learning," Teaching Lives Roundtable, Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Los Angeles, California, January 7, 2011.

"'What's a Human Being without a Story?': Performing Queer History in The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon," Western Literature Association Annual Conference, Prescott, Arizona, October 22, 2010.

Awards & Recognition


Making a World of Difference Award, DU LGVTIQ & Allies, Center for Multicultural Excellence, University of Denver (2012).

Lavender Giraffe Award (for Non-Tenure Track Faculty), Center for Multicultural Excellence, University of Denver (2010).

Service-Learning Professor of the Year, Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning, University of Denver (2009).

Best Should Teach Award, Graduate Teacher Program, University of Colorado, Boulder (2004).

First Prize Graduate Non-Fiction, Fifth Annual Western American Writing Awards, Center for the American West, University of Colorado, Boulder (2004).

Outstanding Teaching Assistant, Department of English, University of California, Santa Barbara (2001).