Current and Past Projects

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A case study of Washington state prison healthcare and food combining archival research with interviews with bureaucrats, family, and former inmates, women in particular. Examines the production of medical-carceral authority and prisoner-patient identity; the benefits, limitations, and racist and classist norms of nutrition science in prison reform; and the importance of feminist care practices in prisoner survival.

BODIES IN CAPTIVITY

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A collaboration with fellow geographer Skye Naslund studying helminthic therapy - the use of parasites to treat autoimmune disorders - as well as its ties to racial capitalism and changing patient identity and health under neoliberal capitalism.

BIOTECHNOLOGIES OF HEALTH AND SELF

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A discourse analysis examining the figure of the 'crazy cat lady' in popular culture and its paradoxical politics within a neoliberal economy that values pet-keeping, often over and above traditional, heteronormative family life. 

INTERSPECIES CARE AND INTIMACY

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