Ashley Currier

Ashley M Currier

Professor, Department Head of

Professional Summary

Ashley Currier is a sociologist who studies lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) organizing in Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, and South Africa. 

Education

Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA, 2007 (Sociology, with Ph.D. certificates in Women's Studies and Cultural Studies)

M.A., University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA, 2003 (Sociology)

M.A., University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA, 2001 (English)

B.A. (summa cum laude), University of Oklahoma Norman, OK, 1998 (English & Spanish)

Positions and Work Experience

08-2007 -07-2012 Assistant Professor of Sociology and Women's and Gender Studies, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA

08-2012 -07-2014 Assistant Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA

08-2014 -To Present Associate Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA

08-2019 -To Present Department Head, Professor of Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, Univerity of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA

Research Support

Investigators:Currier, Ashley 03-2012 -04-2012 Text and Academic Authors Association Publication Support Grant Role:PI $804 Completed Type:Grant Level:National

Grant: #SES-0601767 Investigators:Currier, Ashley 03-2006 -02-2007 National Science Foundation The Visibility of Sexual Minority Movement Organizations in Namibia and South Africa Role:Co-PI $7,500 Completed Type:Grant Level:National

Investigators:Currier, Ashley 08-2005 -07-2006 Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality Student Research Grant The Visibility of Sexual Minority Movement Organizations in Namibia and South Africa Role:PI $1,000 Completed Type:Grant

Investigators:Currier, Ashley 06-2013 -08-2013 UC Charles Phelps Taft Research Center Transnational Dimensions of African LGBT Organizing Role:PI $3,700 Completed Type:Grant Level:College

Investigators:Currier, Ashley 06-2013 -05-2014 UC University Research Council Faculty Research Grant Identity and Diversity in Malawi Role:PI $6,500 Completed Type:Grant Level:University

Investigators:Currier, Ashley and Kim Yi Dionne 06-2012 -08-2012 TAMU Program for the Enhancement of Scholarly and Creative Activities The Contours and Effects of Politicized Identity in Contemporary Malawi Role:Co-PI $17,998 Completed Type:Grant

Investigators:Currier, Ashley 12-2011 -07-2012 TAMU Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research Contemporary Social Movements in Malawi Role:PI $1,000 Completed Type:Grant

Investigators:Currier, Ashley 2011 -2012 TAMU Women’s and Gender Studies Program "Homophobias" Curriculum Development Grant Role:PI $600 Completed Type:Grant

Investigators:Currier, Ashley 2011 -2012 TAMU Program for the Enhancement of Scholarly and Creative Activities Political Homophobia in Postcolonial Africa Role:PI $10,000 Completed Type:Grant

Investigators:Currier, Ashley 2010 -2011 TAMU Office of the Vice President for Research African Masculinities and National Liberation Role:PI $2,000 Completed Type:Grant

Investigators:Currier, Ashley 2009 -2010 TAMU College of Liberal Arts Faculty Research Enhancement Program Liberating Men: Masculinities in Namibian and South African Freedom Fighters’ Memoirs Role:PI $5,000 Completed Type:Grant

Investigators:Currier, Ashley 2009 -2010 TAMU Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research Sociology Stipendiary Faculty Fellowship Liberating Men and Masculinity: Southern African Freedom Fighters' "Struggle Masculinities" Role:PI $1,500 Completed Type:Fellowship

Investigators:Currier, Ashley 2009 -2010 TAMU Women’s and Gender Studies Program "African Feminisms" Curriculum Development Grant Role:PI $400 Completed Type:Grant

Investigators:Currier, Ashley 2008 -2009 TAMU Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research Women’s Studies Stipendiary Faculty Fellowship African Feminist Theorizing and Same-Sex Sexualities Role:PI $1,500 Completed Type:Fellowship

Investigators:Currier, Ashley 01-2008 -05-2008 TAMU College of Liberal Arts Common Ground Teaching Grant Role:PI $500 Completed Type:Grant

Investigators:Currier, Ashley 2005 -2005 University of Pittsburgh International Studies Fund Role:PI $600 Completed Type:Grant

Investigators:Currier, Ashley 2004 -2004 University of Pittsburgh Women’s Studies Research Grant Role:PI $960 Completed Type:Grant

Investigators:Currier, Ashley 2000 -2000 University of Pittsburgh African Heritage Classroom Scholarship Grant Role:PI $2,000 Completed Type:Grant

Investigators:Currier, Ashley 2000 -2000 University of Pittsburgh Women's Studies Research Grant Role:PI $500 Completed Type:Grant

Investigators:Currier, Ashley 08-2006 -08-2006 Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) Lee Student Support Fund Grant Role:PI $185 Completed Type:Grant

Investigators:Currier, Ashley 07-2006 -07-2006 American Sociological Association Travel Grant Role:PI $370 Completed Type:Grant

Investigators:Currier, Ashley 2000 -2000 Sara's Wish Organization Travel Grant Role:PI $1,000 Completed Type:Grant

Investigators:Currier, Ashley 11-2012 -11-2012 UC Charles Phelps Taft Research Center Domestic Conference Travel Grant Role:PI $680.90 Completed Type:Grant Level:College

Investigators:Currier, Ashley 2006 -2007 University of Pittsburgh Mellon Predoctoral Fellowship Role:PI Completed Type:Fellowship

Investigators:Currier, Ashley 2006 -2007 University of Pittsburgh Women’s Studies Teaching Fellowship (declined) Role:PI Completed Type:Fellowship

Investigators:Currier, Ashley 2005 -2006 University of Pittsburgh Mellon Predoctoral Fellowship Role:PI Completed Type:Fellowship

Investigators:Currier, Ashley 2005 -2006 University of Pittsburgh Cultural Studies Fellowship (declined) Role:PI Completed Type:Fellowship

Investigators:Currier, Ashley 2013 -2014 American Association of University Women Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship Role:PI $30,000 Completed Type:Fellowship Level:National

Investigators:Currier, Ashley and Joelle M. Cruz 06-2013 -08-2013 American Sociological Association Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline Diffusing LGBT Rights: U.S. Foreign Policy and LGBT Organizing in Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia Role:PI $7,000 Completed Type:Grant Level:National

Investigators:Currier, Ashley 11-2015 -11-2015 Charles Phelps Taft Research Center Domestic Conference Travel Grant Role:PI 1200 Completed Type:Grant Level:National

Grant: #URC Faculty 2012-13 Investigators:Currier, Ashley 01-22-2013 -01-21-2014 UC Identity and Diversity in Malawi Role:PI $6,500.00 Completed

Investigators:Currier, Ashley 11-2013 -11-2013 American Council of Education Ohio Women's Network Professional Development Scholarship Role:PI $750 Completed Type:Fellowship Level:State

Investigators:Currier, Ashley 11-2013 -04-2014 Charles Phelps Taft Research Center Research Support—Collections Role:PI $21,390 Completed Type:Grant Level:University

Grant: #URC AHSS Faculty Research stipend FY18 Investigators:Currier, Ashley 05-01-2018 -05-31-2018 UC's University Research Council URC AHSS Faculty Research stipend FY18 Role:PI $16,275.00 Active Level:Internal UC

Faculty Development Fund Role:PI $975.46 Completed Type:Grant

08-2015 -05-2016 Charles Phelps Taft Research Center Fellow "The Politicization of Homosexuality in Malawi Role:PI Active Type:Fellowship Level:University

Abbreviated Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Currier, Ashley. 2012. “De la ventriloquie provisoire: l’inclusion de la catégorie transgenre dans les mobilisations LGBT en Namibie et en Afrique du Sud.” (English title: Temporary Ventriloquism: Transgender Inclusion in Namibian and South African LGBT Organizing.”) Politique Africaine 126: 87-108.

Currier, Ashley. 2012. “The Aftermath of Decolonization: Gender and Sexual Dissidence in Postindependence Namibia.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 37(2): 441-467.

Blee, Kathleen M. and Ashley Currier. 2011. “Ethics Beyond the IRB: An Introductory Essay.” Qualitative Sociology 34(3): 401-413.

Currier, Ashley. 2011. “Representing Gender and Sexual Dissidence in Southern Africa.” Qualitative Sociology 34(3): 463-481.

Currier, Ashley. 2011. “Decolonizing the Law: LGBT Organizing in Namibia and South Africa.” Studies in Law, Politics, and Society 54: 17-44.

Currier, Ashley. 2010. “Political Homophobia in Postcolonial Namibia.” Gender & Society 24(1): 110-129.

Currier, Ashley. 2010. “The Strategy of Normalization in the South African LGBT Movement.” Mobilization: An International Journal 15(1): 45-62.

Blee, Kathleen M. and Ashley Currier. 2006. “How Local Social Movement Groups Handle a Presidential Election.” Qualitative Sociology 29(3): 261-280. 

Blee, Kathleen M. and Ashley Currier. 2005. “Character-Building: The Dynamics of Emerging Social Movement Groups.” Mobilization: An International Journal 10(1): 129-144.

Currier, Ashley. 2015. “Transgender Invisibility in Namibia and South African LGBT Organizing.” Feminist Formations. 27(1): 91-117.

Currier, Ashley & Rashida A. Manuel. “When Rape Goes Unnamed: Gay Malawian Men’s Responses to Unwanted and Nonconsensual Sex.” Australian Feminist Studies 29(81): 289-305. 

Currier, Ashley. 2014. “Arrested Solidarity: Obstacles to Intermovement Support for LGBT Rights in Malawi." Women's Studies Quarterly 42(3-4): 142-159.

Currier, Ashley and Thérèse Migraine-George. 2016. “Queer Studies/African Studies: An (Im)Possible Transaction?” GLQ 22(2). 281-305.

Book

Currier, Ashley. 2012. Out in Africa: LGBT Organizing in Namibia and South Africa. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Reviewed in African Affairs, African Studies Quarterly, African Studies Review, American Journal of Sociology, Canadian Journal of African Studies, Gender & Society, GLQ, Human Rights Quarterly, International Feminist Journal of Politics, Journal of African History, The Journal of Modern African Studies, Mobilization: An International Journal, “Mobilizing Ideas,” and Politics & Gender

Currier, Ashley. Politicizing Sex in Contemporary Africa: Homophobia in Malawi. New York: Cambridge University Press. Under contract.

Book Chapter

Currier, Ashley. 2010. “Behind the Mask: Developing LGBTI Visibility in Africa.” In Development, Sexual Rights, and Global Governance: Resisting Global Power, ed. Amy Lind, 155-168. New York: Routledge.

Currier, Ashley. 2009. “Deferral of Legal Tactics: A Global LGBT Social Movement Organization's Perspective.” In Queer Mobilizations: LGBT Activists Confront the Law, ed, Scott Barclay, Mary Bernstein, and Anna-Maria Marshall, 21-37. New York: New York University Press.

Blee, Kathleen M. and Ashley Currier. 2007. “Are National Politics Local? Social Movement Responses to the 2004 Presidential Election.” In New Perspectives in Political Ethnography, ed. Lauren Joseph, Matthew Mahler, and Javier Auyero, 156-179. New York: Springer.

Currier, Ashley and Joëlle M. Cruz. 2014. “Civil Society and Sexual Struggles in Africa.” In Handbook of Civil Society in Africa, ed. Ebenezer Obadare, 337-360. New York: Springer. 

­Currier, Ashley and Joëlle M. Cruz. 2016. “Religious Inspiration: Indigenous Mobilisation against LGBTI Rights in Postconflict Liberia.” In Public Religion and the Politics of Homosexuality in Africa, edited by Adriaan van Klinken and Ezra Chitando, 146-162. Burlington, VT: Ashgate.

Currier, Ashley and Matthew Thomann. 2016. “Gender and Sexual Diversity Organizing in Africa.” In Understanding Southern Social Movements: A Quest to Bypass Northern Social Movement Theory, ed. Simin Fadaee, 87-103. New York: Routledge.

Review

Currier, Ashley. 2012. Review of Love in the Time of AIDS: Inequality, Gender, and Rights in South Africa. American Journal of Sociology 118(3): 846-848.

Currier, Ashley. 2011. Review of Queering the Public Sphere in Mexico and Brazil: Sexual Rights Movements in Emerging Democracies. Social Forces 89(4): 1435-1437.

Currier, Ashley. 2016. “Gay Rights in Post-Apartheid Namibia.” Review of Namibia’s Rainbow Project: Gay Rights in an African Nation. Journal of Southern African Studies

Currier, Ashley. 2016. “Transnational Promotion of LGBT Rights.” Review of Transnational LGBT Activism: Working for Sexual Rights. GLQ 22(1): 140-142.

Work in Progress

Currier, Ashley. "Politicizing Sex: Homophobia in Malawi." Book manuscript.

In Press

Currier, Ashley and Tara McKay. 2017. “Pursuing Social Justice through Public Health: Gender and Sexual Diversity Activism in Malawi.” Critical African Studies.

Currier, Ashley and Thérèse Migraine-George. “Queer/African Identities: Questions, Limits, Challenges.” In Introduction to Women’s Studies Reader, eds. L. Ayu Saraswati, Barbara Shaw, and Heather Rellihan. New York: Oxford University Press. 

Currier, Ashley and Thérèse Migraine-George, eds. 2017. “‘Lesbian’/Female Same-Sex Sexualities in Africa.” Journal of Lesbian Studies. 21(2).

Migraine-George, Thérèse and Ashley Currier. 2016. “Querying/Queering African Archives: Methods and Movements.” Women’s Studies Quarterly 44(3-4): 190-207. 

Currier, Ashley and Julie Moreau. “Digital Strategies and African LGBTI Organizing.” In Mobile Media, Digital Activism, and Dilemmas for Democracy in Africa, ed. Bruce Mutswairo. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 

Under Review

Currier, Ashley and Joëlle M. Cruz. “The Politics of Preemption: Mobilization against LGBT Rights in Liberia.” 

Moreau, Julie and Ashley Currier. “Overlapping Publics and the Negotiation of Legitimacy in South African and Namibian Sexual Politics.” 

Presentations

Invited Presentations

Currier, Ashley (02-14-2013. )Inside South African LGBTI Organizing .Building BRICS: Human Rights in Today’s Emerging Economic Powers, University of California-Los Angeles School of Law . Other Institution. .Level:University

Currier, Ashley (03-01-2012. )African Feminism Beyond Struggles for Gender Equality .University of Houston-Clear Lake, Women’s Studies Program. Other Institution. .Level:University

Currier, Ashley (02-24-2014. )The Politics of Contesting Rape: LGBT Organizing in South Africa .Ohio University. Other Institution. .Level:State

Currier, Ashley (03-18-2015. )(In Progress. )Identity Collisions: LGBT Organizing in Africa .Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana. Other Institution. .Level:National

Currier, Ashley (10-21-2014. )Colliding Interests: Organizing around Gender and Sexual Diversity in Africa .Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. Other Institution. .Level:National

Currier, Ashley (05-2016. )(In Progress. )Young Scholars Conference, Center for the Study of Social Movements, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana. Other Institution. .Level:National

Currier, Ashley (10-17-2014. )The Potential of Transnational Queer Studies for Sociology .University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia. Other Institution. .Level:National

Currier, Ashley (04-15-2016. )(In Progress. )The Politics of Preemption: Mobilization against LGBT Rights in Liberia .“Legislating Sexuality and Gender in Africa: Rights, Society and the State in Interdisciplinary Perspective” symposium , University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Other Institution. .Level:National

Currier, Ashley (10-06-2014. )Indigenous Mobilization against LGBT Rights in Liberia .West African Research Association, Boston, Massachusetts. Other Institution. .

Colloquium

Currier, Ashley(03-06-2015).Identity Collisions: Gender and Sexual Diversity Organizing in Africa .Departments of Sociology and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Graduate Recruitment Talk. UC. Level:Department

Currier, Ashley(10-09-2013).Who Counts as Allies? Lessons from Social Justice Organizing in Africa .University of Cincinnati. UC. Level:Local

Currier, Ashley(04-04-2013).Inarticulacy: Gender and Sexual Dissidence in Malawi .Kunz Center Family and Gender Research Workshop. UC. Level:Department

Currier, Ashley(03-01-2013).Transgender Invisibility in African LGBT Organizing .Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Graduate Recruitment Talk. UC. Level:Department

Paper Presentations

Currier, Ashley (03-2013. )Discussant for Bernadette Barton’s Pray the Gay Away: The Extraordinary Lives of Bible Belt Gay .Boston, Massachusetts. Professional Meeting. Level:Regional

Currier, Ashley (11-2012. )The Diffusion of Political Homophobia in Contemporary African Contexts .Oakland, California. Professional Meeting. Level:National

Currier, Ashley (08-2012. )New Directions in Qualitative Research .Denver, Colorado. Professional Meeting. Level:National

Currier, Ashley (08-2012. )Conducting an Interdisciplinary Job Search .Denver, Colorado. Professional Meeting. Level:National

Currier, Ashley and Tara McKay (10-2011. )Sex Panics and Cultural Continuity: The Politicization of Same-Sex Sexualities in Contemporary Namibia and Malawi .Phoenix, Arizona. Conference. Level:National

Currier, Ashley (08-2011. )Sexual Dissidence as a Decolonization Movement: The Case of Post-Independence Namibia .Las Vegas, NV. Professional Meeting. Level:National

Currier, Ashley and Tara McKay (08-2011. )Same-Sex Marriage Politics in Sub-Saharan Africa .Las Vegas, NV. Professional Meeting. Level:National

Currier, Ashley (03-2011. )Scripting Homophobia: Understanding Antigay Antagonism in Postcolonial Namibia .Las Vegas, NV. Professional Meeting. Level:Regional

Currier, Ashley (05-2016. )Population Racism and "African Homophobia" in Transnational Imaginaries .Cincinnati, Ohio. UC. Level:National

Currier, Ashley (10-2010. )Representing Gender and Sexual Dissidence in Southern Africa .University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Other Institution. Level:University

McKay, Tara and Ashley Currier (08-2016. )Pursuing Social Justice through Public Health: Gender and Sexual Diversity Activism in Malawi .Seattle, Washington. Professional Meeting. Level:National

Currier, Ashley (08-2010. )Black Lesbian Organizing in Postapartheid South Africa .Atlanta, Georgia. Professional Meeting. Level:National

Currier, Ashley (08-2010. )Danger in the Field: Reconsidering Gender and Safety .Atlanta, Georgia. Professional Meeting. Level:National

Currier, Ashley (03-2010. )Decolonizing the Law and Sexuality: LGBT Organizing in Africa .University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas. Other Institution. Level:University

Currier, Ashley (08-2009. )Homosexuality ‘Never Happened before Independence’: Political Homophobia in Postcolonial Namibia .San Francisco, California. Professional Meeting. Level:National

Currier, Ashley (11-2008. )Public Contestations of Namibian Homophobia .Chicago, Illinois. Professional Meeting. Level:National

Currier, Ashley (10-2008. )Public Homophobias in Postcolonial Namibia .Burlington, Vermont. Workshop. Level:Regional

Currier, Ashley (08-2008. )Normalization as a Strategy in the South African LGBTI Movement .Boston, Massachusetts. Professional Meeting. Level:National

Currier, Ashley (06-2008. )Homosexuality Is African: The Dilemma of Fighting Homophobia in Southern Africa .Cincinnati, Ohio. Professional Meeting. Level:National

Currier, Ashley (06-2008. )Namibian Feminists Confronting State-Sponsored Homophobia .Cincinnati, Ohio. Professional Meeting. Level:National

Currier, Ashley (08-2007. )Transgender Inclusion in the Namibian and South African LGBT Movements .New York. Professional Meeting. Level:National

Currier, Ashley and Kai Heidemann (08-2007. )Safe Spaces: Black Lesbian Activism in South Africa and Minority Language Activism in France .Hofstra University, New York. Conference. Level:Prof. Org.

Currier, Ashley (10-2006. )Denialism and Misinformation as Barriers to AIDS Prevention and Treatment in South Africa .University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Conference. Level:University

Currier, Ashley (08-2006. )Amateur Journalism as a Strategy of Visibility of a South African Sexual Minority Movement Organization .Montreal, Canada. Professional Meeting. Level:National

Blee, Kathleen M. and Ashley Currier (08-2006. )How Local Social Movement Groups Handle Presidential Elections .Montreal, Canada. Professional Meeting. Level:National

Currier, Ashley (08-2006. )The Visibility of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Social Movements in Namibia and South Africa .Montreal, Canada. Professional Meeting. Level:National

Currier, Ashley (08-2006. )More Than a “Grammatical Construction”? Same-Sex Marriage and the Sexual Minority Movement in South Africa .Montreal, Canada. Professional Meeting. Level:National

Currier, Ashley (07-2006. )The Waves of Visibility in the Namibian and South African Sexual Minority Movements from 1995 to the Present .Durban, South Africa. Professional Meeting. Level:International

Currier, Ashley (04-2005. )No Sex Please, I’m a Researcher .Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Professional Meeting. Level:Regional

Currier, Ashley (06-2013. )Respondent for Out in Africa: LGBT Organizing in Namibia and South Africa, “Author Meets Critics” panel .Boston, Massachusetts. Professional Meeting. Level:National

Currier, Ashley (11-2013. )How the Politicization of Homosexuality Polarizes Civil Society: Gay Rights in Malawi .Cincinnati, Ohio. Professional Meeting. Level:National

Currier, Ashley (11-2013. )Respondent for Out in Africa: LGBT Organizing in Namibia and South Africa, “Author Meets Critics” panel .Cincinnati, Ohio. Professional Meeting. Level:National

Currier, Ashley (11-2013. )When Sexuality Becomes a Wedge Issue: The Politics of Homosexuality in Malawian Civil Society .Baltimore, Maryland. Professional Meeting. Level:International

Currier, Ashley (06-2014. )Sexual Politics and the Polarization of Civil Society in Malawi .University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland. Conference. Level:International

Currier, Ashley (06-2014. )The Specter of Foreign Interference: Obstacles to Cross-Movement Solidarity for Gay Rights in Malawi .Bayreuth University, Bayreuth, Germany. Conference. Level:International

Currier, Ashley (08-2014. )Arrested Solidarity: Obstacles to Inter-Movement Support for LGBT Rights in Malawi .San Francisco, CA. Professional Meeting. Level:National

Currier, Ashley (11-2014. )Indigenous Mobilization against LGBT Rights in Liberia .Indianapolis, Indiana. Professional Meeting. Level:National

Currier, Ashley and Kathleen Ratajczak (11-2014. )Gender Distortions: Newspaper Depictions of Consensual Sex and Rape between Men in Malawi .San Juan, Puerto Rico. Professional Meeting. Level:National

Currier, Ashley (11-2014. )“Comparing Indigenous Homophobias: Grassroots Mobilization against LGBT Rights in Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia” .San Juan, Puerto Rico. Professional Meeting. Level:National

Currier, Ashley (08-2015. )Local Mobilization against LGBT Rights Organizing in Liberia .Chicago, IL. Professional Meeting. Level:National

Currier, Ashley and Matthew Thomann (11-2015. )Theorizing Gender and Sexual Diversity Organizing in Africa .San Diego, CA. Professional Meeting. Level:National

Currier, Ashley (02-26-2016. )The Limits of Political Homophobia .University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio. UC. Level:University

Symposium

Currier, Ashley (04-08-2015. )Political Homophobia in Sub-Saharan Africa .Charles Phelps Taft Research Center. UC. Level:Department

Event Organized

Gendered Revolutions in Orthodox Judaism: It’s Not Just the Feminists

Gendered Revolutions in Orthodox Judaism: It’s Not Just the Feminists Lecture 03-07-2013 03-07-2013 University of Cincinnati Level:University

Millennial Woman: Technologies of Gender in Poverty Capitalism

Millennial Woman: Technologies of Gender in Poverty Capitalism Lecture 02-07-2013 02-07-2013 University of Cincinnati Level:University

What Happens to Political Imagination in Activist Groups?

What Happens to Political Imagination in Activist Groups? Lecture 01-25-2013 01-25-2013 University of Cincinnati Level:University

Getting Qualitative Research Funded

Getting Qualitative Research Funded Workshop 01-24-2013 01-24-2013 University of Cincinnati Level:University

Pray the Gay Away: The Extraordinary Lives of Bible Belt Gays

Pray the Gay Away: The Extraordinary Lives of Bible Belt Gays Lecture 01-17-2013 01-17-2013 University of Cincinnati Level:University

Saving the World from "Sex Trafficking": Three Contemporary Campaigns

Saving the World from "Sex Trafficking": Three Contemporary Campaigns Lecture 10-25-2013 10-25-2013 University of Cincinnati Level:University

Making "Bad" Sex "Good:" Religion, Masculinity, and Kinky Sex on Christian Sexuality Websites

Making "Bad" Sex "Good:" Religion, Masculinity, and Kinky Sex on Christian Sexuality Websites Lecture 09-12-2014 09-12-2014 University of Cincinnati Level:University

Sociological Understandings of Jewish Resistance during the Holocaust

Sociological Understandings of Jewish Resistance during the Holocaust Lecture 04-16-2015 04-16-2015 Level:University

Manufacturing Urban America: Politically Engaged Urban Black Women, Renewed Forms of Political Censorship and Competing Understandings of the Urban Renewal Agenda

Manufacturing Urban America: Politically Engaged Urban Black Women, Renewed Forms of Political Censorship and Competing Understandings of the Urban Renewal Agenda Lecture 02-26-2015 02-26-2015 Level:Department

Something Queer at the Archives

Something Queer at the Archives Lecture 09-17-2015 09-17-2015 University of Cincinnati Level:University

Honors and Awards

2006 -2006 Sexual Behavior, Politics, and Communities Division Graduate Student Paper Award Society for the Study of Social Problems Status:Recipient Level:National Type:Monetary

2004 -2004 Research Excellence Award University of Pittsburgh, Department of Sociology Status:Recipient Level:Department Type:Recognition

2003 -2003 Teaching Excellence Award University of Pittsburgh, Department of Sociology Status:Recipient Level:Department Type:Recognition

2013 -2013 LGBT Studies Book Award Finalist Lambda Literary Awards Status:Nomination Level:National Type:Recognition

2013 -2013 American Sociological Association Sex and Gender Distinguished Article Award Status:Recipient Level:National Type:Recognition

2013 -2013 Honorable Mention, Award for Outstanding Book in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research, Association for Research on Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Status:Recipient Level:National Type:Recognition

Service

American Sociological Association (Collective Behavior and Social Movements Section Nominations Committee )Committee Member Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:National 08-2012 -12-2014

African Studies Association (Annual Meeting Program Committee )Committee Member Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:National 03-2013 -11-2013

Society for the Study of Social Problems (Annual Meeting Program Committee )Committee Member Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:National 08-2011 -08-2012

Gender & Society Peer Review/Referee Type:Editorial Service Level:National 2008 -2015

Journal of Historical Sociology Peer Review/Referee Type:Editorial Service Level:National 2010 -2010

Journal of Homosexuality Peer Review/Referee Type:Editorial Service Level:National 2010 -2016

Law and Society Review Peer Review/Referee Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:National 2012 -2015

Mobilization: An International Journal Peer Review/Referee Type:Editorial Service Level:National 2009 -2015

Research in Social Movements, Conflicts, and Change Peer Review/Referee Type:Editorial Service Level:National 2011 -2011

Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society Peer Review/Referee Type:Editorial Service Level:National 2010 -2010

Sociological Inquiry Peer Review/Referee Type:Editorial Service Level:National 2012 -2012

Sage Publications Peer Review/Referee Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:National 2009 -2009

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Peer Review/Referee Type:Editorial Service Level:International 2011 -2011

National Women's Studies Association (Lesbian Caucus Graduate Student Scholarship Award Committee )Committee Member Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:National 2008 -2008

Jacana Media Peer Review/Referee Type:Editorial Service Level:International 10-2012 -10-2012

American Sociological Association (Committee on Status of LGBTQ People in Sociology )Member Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:National 2014 -2015

JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies Peer Review/Referee Type:Editorial Service Level:National 2014 -2014

Qualitative Sociology Peer Review/Referee Type:Editorial Service Level:National 2013 -2015

Women’s Studies International Forum Peer Review/Referee Type:Editorial Service Level:International 2013 -2013

(WGSS Public Internship Grant Awards Ad-Hoc Committee )Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 04-2013 -04-2013

(WGSS Graduate Program Committee )Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 08-2012 -04-2014

(WGSS Ad-Hoc PhD Program Planning Committee )Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 10-2012 -04-2014

(WGSS Departmental Lecture Series ) Faculty Coordinator Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 08-2012 -04-2015

(University Research Council Arts & Humanities Faculty Research Grant Committee )Peer Review/Referee Type:University/College Service Level:University 2013 -2015

Charles Phelps Taft Research Center (Publications Committee )Member Type:University/College Service Level:University 08-2013 -04-2014

LGBTQ Center (Rainbow Celebration Awards Committee )Member Type:University/College Service Level:University 04-2013 -04-2013

Sociological Focus Peer Review/Referee Type:Editorial Service Level:Regional 2014 -2015

University of Minnesota Press Peer Review/Referee Type:Editorial Service Level:National 2014 -2014

West African Research Association (Fellowship Committee )Committee Member Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:International 02-2015 -To Present

American Sociological Association Sexualities Section Mentor Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:National 07-2015 -To Present

American Sociological Association Collective Behavior and Social Movements Section Mentor Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:National 07-2014 -To Present

Queer African Studies Association Co-Coordinator Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:International 04-2015 -To Present

Canadian Journal of African Studies Peer Review/Referee Type:Editorial Service Level:International 2015 -2015

York University (External Tenure/Promotion )Reviewer Type:Other Educational Service Level:International 2015 -2015

Ohio State University (External Tenure/Promotion )Reviewer Type:Other Educational Service Level:National 2015 -2015

American Council of Education Ohio Women's Network (Awards Committee )Member Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:State 09-2014 -10-2014

Culture, Health, & Sexuality Peer Review/Referee Type:Editorial Service Level:International 2015 -2016

Development and Change Peer Review/Referee Type:Editorial Service Level:International 2016 -2016

Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies Peer Review/Referee Type:Editorial Service Level:National 09-2014 -09-2014

Journal of Africana Religions Peer Review/Referee Type:Editorial Service Level:International 2015 -2015

Journal of Women, Politics, and Policy Peer Review/Referee Type:Editorial Service Level:National 2014 -2014

Postcolonial Studies Peer Review/Referee Type:Editorial Service Level:International 2015 -2015

Religion & Human Rights Peer Review/Referee Type:Editorial Service Level:International 2015 -2015

South African Review of Sociology Peer Review/Referee Type:Editorial Service Level:International 2015 -2015

Lexington Books, Critical African Studies in Gender and Sexuality Board Member Type:Editorial Service Level:National 2016 -To Present

American Sociological Association (Committee on Status of LGBTQ People in Sociology )Committee Chair Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:National 2016 -2016

McMicken College of Arts & Sciences (A&S Diversity & Inclusion Council )Committee Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 2016 -To Present

McMicken College of Arts & Sciences (Master Mentors Program )Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 2016 -To Present

Courses Taught

-WGS-4031 Homophobias Level:Both

Revolutionary Women Level:Undergraduate

-WGS-3060 INTRO SEX STUDIES Level:Undergraduate

-WGS-2002 INTRO WGSS Level:Undergraduate

Feminist Research & Methods Level:Graduate

-WGS-3030 QUEER STUDIES Level:Undergraduate

-WGS-8000 FEM RESEARCH Level:Graduate

Faculty Development Activities

08-2012 -04-2013 New Faculty Institute Type:Workshop