Associate Professor — Gender & Sexuality Studies (U. Ill. Springfield)

The proxy war for transgender inclusion

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Photo by Frank Busch on Unsplash

Asking for letters of recommendation

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Photo by Scott Graham on Unsplash

The Personal Statement, Part One

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Photo by Mike Tinnion on Unsplash

The Personal Statement, Part Two

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Photo by Angelina Litvin on Unsplash

That horrible first sentence


The dog whistle of conservative women’s clothing

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Judge Amy Coney Barrett being sworn in before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary (Oct. 12, 2020)


Gender asymmetry in the trans acting debates

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Halle Berry speaking at the 2017 San Diego Comic Con International, for “Kingsman: The Golden Circle”, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. Photo by Gage Skidmore on Flickr. License: CC BY-SA 2.0.



Can the queer community’s origin story be redeemed?

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Protester and police at Stonewall. Photo: Bettye Lane, First Run Features.


It’s time to fly the rainbow flag upside down

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Photo by Markus Spiske courtesy Pexels.


My Memorial Day at a Gay Campground

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Photo by Hichem Meghachou on Unsplash

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