A meta-analysis of geographic literatures on kinship and 'the family.' This research will provide the foundation for future empirical work.
LIFE IN PRISON
A case study of Washington state prison healthcare and food combining archival research with interviews with bureaucrats, family, and formerly incarcerated women and trans folks. 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 feminist political economy of care behind bars.
BIOTECHNOLOGIES OF HEALTH AND SELF
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.
INTERSPECIES CARE AND INTIMACY
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.