Curriculum Vitae

Academic Appointments


Gonzaga University

Spokane, WA
Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies August 2012 – Present

Education


University of Washington

Seattle, WA
Ph.D. Feminist Studies
Dissertation: Gender, Race, and Science: A Feminista Analysis of Women of Color in Science
Committee: Dr. Angela B. Ginorio (Chair), Dr. Shirley Yee, Dr. Michelle Habell-Pallan
2012
M.A. History
Fields: History of Science, 20th Century U.S. History
2007

Whitman College

Walla Walla, WA
B.A. Chemistry & Spanish Language and Literature 1999

Research


 Interests

Women of Color Scientists (historical and present day) | Science, Nature, and the Black/Brown Female Body | Feminist Cultural Studies of Science | US Third World Feminist Theories and Epistemologies | Mixed-Race Studies | 20th Century US History | Feminist Research Ethics | Decolonial Historical Research Methods


Publications


Manuscripts in Preparation

Book: Doing Science from the Back of the Bus: Science and Civil Rights in the Life of Roger Arliner Young
Article: A Map for Feminist Solidarity: How to talk about Women of Color and Reproductive Justice in Jesuit WGS Classrooms
Article: Feminista Science Studies and Epistemological Mestizaje
Article: Absent from Social Sciences Research: Ethnic Minority Participation in Science with Angela B. Ginorio and Emma M. Flores-Scott


Conference Papers


Public Scholarship


Additional Research Presentations

Invited Speaker: Doing Science From the Back of the Bus: Science and Civil Rights in the Life of Roger Arliner Young, African American Studies Department, University of Nevada Las Vegas 3/10/2014
Roundtable: Transgressing Catholic Spaces: Feminist Labors of Love?, National Women Studies Association Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico 11/2014
Roundtable: Academic Transgressions II: Negotiating Research, Teaching and Service as Junior Faculty, National Women Studies Association Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico 11/2014
Roundtable: Testimoniando: Women of Color Share Stories of Resistance and Creating Spaces in Academia, National Women Studies Association Conference, Atlanta, Georgia 11/2011
Roundtable: Chicanas and Latinas Sin Fronteras: Women of Color Collectives in Academia, Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (MALCS) Annual Summer Institute, Los Angeles, California 8/2011
Respondent: Theorizing the Dream, Dialoguing Difference, Women of Color Collective Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington 5/2011
Panel: Feminist Anti-Racist Research Ethics, Dialoguing Difference, Dialoguing Difference, Women of Color Collective Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington 11/2010
Paper: Through the Choir Grate: Sor Juana’s Epistemology on the Monastic Borderlands, Department of Women Studies Graduate Research Colloquium, Seattle Washington 4/2010
Panel: Theorizing the Collective: Women of Color Feminism and Radical Futures, National Women Studies Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia 11/2009
Paper: Toward a Feminista Science Studies, Dialoguing Difference, Women of Color Collective Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington 5/2009
Panel: Interdisciplinary Social Science Approaches to the Participation of Ethnic Minorities in STEM, University of Washington Science Studies Network 5/2008
Panel: Graduate Student Research, University of Washington Science Studies Network 5/2008

Leadership & Mentoring

Student Research Mentoring – Poster: “The Distortion of Feminism and Sexism in Fox’s Animation Domination” by Okunyi Chol, Rachel Larson, and Nikelie Windsor, National Women’s Studies Association Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Women of Color Leadership Project Participant (competitive selection), National Women Studies Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia 2011
Women of Color Collective Conference Committee, Dialoguing Difference: First I Dream, May 27, 2011 University of Washington, Seattle 2011
Women of Color Collective Conference Committee, Dialoguing Difference: Technologies of Visibility, May 15, 2010 University of Washington, Seattle 2010
Women of Color Collective Conference Committee, First Annual Dialoguing Difference Conference, June 5, 2009 University of Washington, Seattle 2009

Teaching


Gonzaga University

Spokane, WA

Assistant Professor

8/2012 – Present
Department of Women’s and Gender Studies
WGST 193, First Year Seminar: “Cinder,” Cyborgs, and Social Justice
WGST 202, Gender, Difference, and Power
WGST 205, Gender, Sexuality, and Popular Culture
WGST 303, The “-isms”: Race, Class, and Gender
WGST 380/ENVS 397, Women, Nature, and the Environment
WGST 499, Senior Capstone
WGST 401, Feminist Thought
Fall 2016
Fall
Fall
Spring
Spring 2014
Spring (Odd Years)

Fall 2012, Spring 2016
Doctoral Program in Leadership Studies
DPLS 779, Feminist Research Ethics
DPLS 779, Feminist Epistemologies
Summer (Even Years)
Fall 2014

University of Washington

Seattle, WA

Instructor of Record

9/2010 – 8/2011
Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies
WOMEN 300 / AES 322, Race, Class, Gender, and Social Stratification
WOMEN 200, Introduction to Women Studies
Summer 2011
Spring 2011

Teaching Assistant

9/2009 – 6/2010
Interdisciplinary Writing Program, Department of English
ENGL 298, Writing for Masculinity Studies
ENGL 298, Writing for Feminist Studies
Winter 2011
Autumn 2011
Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies
WOMEN 200, Introduction to Women Studies
WOMEN 255, Men and Masculinity
Autumn 2009 & Spring 2010 Winter 2010

Pedagogical Development

Course Design Institute 6/2015
Advising Academy 2013/2014

Guest Lectures & Workshops

Women’s History Month Lecture: Doing Science from the Back of the Bus
Women’s and Gender Studies Department, Gonzaga University
3/2016
Intersectionality and Privilege
Gonzaga University, EDCE 550: Multicultural Counseling
2/2015
Body Image and Media
Center for Cura Personalis, Gonzaga University
10/2014
Ecofeminism and Environmental Justice
Gonzaga University, ENVS 101: Introduction to Environmental Studies
12/2013
Las Latinas y el Movimiento Feminista en los EEUU
Delivered in Spanish. Hispanic Heritage Month. Panel Discussion. Modern Languages Department, Gonzaga University
10/2013
Body Image and Media
Student Wellness Resource Center, Gonzaga University
10/2013
Locating the Jesuit Justice Mission in Women’s and Gender Studies
Presentation at the Ignatian Colleagues Dinner, Gonzaga University
9/2013
Deconstructing Feminism
Panel Discussion. Gonzaga University, Speak Up! Event
11/2012
Science and Masculinity
Guest Lecture. University of Washington, Women 255: Men and Masculinities
2/2011
Science and Masculinity
Guest Lecture. University of Washington, Women 255: Men and Masculinities
2/2010
Feminist Research Ethics
Guest Presenter. University of Washington, Women 503: Feminist Research Methods & Inquiry
4/2009

Professional Service


Gonzaga University

Spokane, WA
Faculty Senator – Women’s and Gender Studies 2016
Committee: Communication Studies Search Committee 2016
Committee: Core Curriculum – Social & Behavioral Science 2015
Committee: College of Arts and Sciences Core Language Requirement 2015
Committee: Vision 2018, College of Arts & Sciences 2015
Committee: UMEC Director’s Search 2014
Faculty Working Group: Social Justice Designation 2014
Faculty Working Group: Social Science Designation 2014
Committee: Center for Women’s Leadership Development Committee 2013-2014
Committee: Ad-hoc Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship Development Committee 2013-2014
Committee: Women’s and Gender Studies Advisory Board 2012-present
Committee: Women’s and Gender Studies External Program Review 2012/2103

University of Washington

Seattle, WA
Faculty Council for Multicultural Affairs
Graduate and Professional Student Senate Liaison
2006 – 2008

Academic Community

University of California Press
Reviewer for Ethnic Studies Textbook
2015
Oxford University Press: Sociology and Gender Studies
Reviewer for WGST Textbook
2014
Intersections: Gender and Women’s Studies in Review across Disciplines, Issue 8
Reviewer for Peer-reviewed Graduate Student Journal
2010
Student Section of the Society for the Social Studies of Science
Diversity Committee Member
2006 – 2008

Academic Citizenship


Gonzaga University

Spokane, WA
Panelist: Civil Discourse and Social Justice 3/2016
Mentor: LEADS 2015/2016
Panelist: Teaching-Focused University Careers Event, University of Washington, Graduate School 10/2015
Panelist: Contexts: Who and what will come together in your Gonzaga classroom? CTA: New Faculty Orientation 8/2015
Faculty Discussant: Bridge Pre-Orientation
Unity Multicultural Education Center
8/2015
Faculty Discussant: Bridge Pre-Orientation
Unity Multicultural Education Center
8/2014
Participant: Conversations on Hospitality
Office of Mission
7/2014
Faculty Fellow: Collegium: A Colloquy on Faith and Intellectual Life
College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
6/2014
Mentor: Act Six Program
Unity Multicultural Education Center
2013-present
Advisor for Student Group: United Students Against Sweatshops 2013/ 2014
Act Six Faculty Discussion Leader/Evaluator
Cadre VI
2014
Film Discussion Moderator: The Loving Story
Unity Multicultural Education Center Mocktail Movie Night
10/2013
Delegate: The National Conference on Justice in Jesuit Higher Education
Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska
8/2013
Co-Advisor for Take Back the Night
Speak Up! Event
3/2013
Film Discussion Moderator: Arranged
Unity Multicultural Education Center Mocktail Movie Night
3/2013

University of Washington

Seattle, WA
Web Manager: Women of Color Collective
http://students.washington.edu/wocc/
2009 – 2012
Workshop: WordPress Web-development
Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Graduate Colloquium
5/2011
Workshop: Technology for Graduate Students
Graduate School Professional Development Series
2/2011
Workshop: Technology for Graduate Students
Women of Color Collective
5/2010

Academic Community

Roundtable: Women of Color in Academia
SPCS 6934: Global Women of Color, University of South Florida, Tampa – Via Skype
3/2012
Panelist: Academic Job Search Brown Bag
Women of Color Collective, University of Washington, Seattle – via Skype
6/2013

Community Engagement


Chair: Spokane International Women’s Day Planning Committee 2015

Awards


University of Washington

Seattle, WA
Bank of America Minority Fellow
Graduate Opportunity and Minority Achievement Program. Competitive, merit-based fellowship
2008 – 2012
Doman Award for Excellence in Teaching
Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies
2010
Departmental Service Award (with Women of Color Collective)
Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies
2010

Travel Grants


Gonzaga University Center for Teaching and Advising Travel Grant for National Race and Pedagogy Conference at University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA 2014
National Women Studies Association Travel Grant 2011
National Science Foundation Travel Grant for Annual Meeting of the Society for the Social Studies of Science in Tokyo, Japan 2010
University of Washington Graduate School’s Fund for Excellence and Innovation Travel Award 2010
Centre Interdisciplinaire d’Études et de Recherches sur l’Allemagne Travel Grant for “Race, Class, Gender as Categories of Difference and Inequality” in Paris, France 2009
University of Erfurt Travel Grant for “Race, Class, Gender as Categories of Difference and Inequality” in Paris, France 2009
University of Washington Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Travel Grant 2009
University of Washington Graduate School’s Fund for Excellence and Innovation Travel Award 2009

Languages


English – first language

Spanish – speak, read, and write with high proficiency


Memberships


National Women Studies Association 2009 – present
Society for the Social Studies of Science 2006 – present
Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social 2009 – present

Non-Academic Experience


Bio-Rad Laboratories

Redmond, WA
Manufacturing Engineer 8/2003 – 8/2005

ETEX Corporation

Cambridge, MA
Quality Control Supervisor 2/2002 – 7/2003
Methods Development & Validation Chemist 10/2001 – 2/2002
Product Development Associate 10/1999 – 10/2001