CV

EDUCATION

Ph. D. UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, American Studies/ Sports Studies, 2020 (exp.)

MA    UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, American Studies/ Sports Studies, 2017

MS     COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, Journalism, 2002

BA      SARAH LAWRENCE COLLEGE, Liberal Arts, 1999
School of International Training, Jamaica, Women’s Studies, 1997

PUBLICATIONS

Academic

“Two Balls Is Too Many: Stadium Performance and Queerness Among Portland’s Rose City Riveters Supporter Club,” Sport in Society, June 2017

“Stuart Hall, Sport and the Neoliberal Revolution,” University of Iowa Stuart Hall Collective, forthcoming Fall 2018

Popular

“Loyalty At Any Price: The History and Cultural Relevance of Fan Culture in New  York City 1880-2015,” In Bed With Maradona, May 2015.

PRESENTATIONS

“Feelings of Structure: Singing, Standing and the Performance of Place in English Football Stadiums”
Performance Studies International, July 2018

“L4: Fandom, Resistant Politics, and the Performance of Place in Liverpool”
North American Society of Sport History, May 2018

“Welcome to the Club: Whiteness and Major League Soccer,”
Mid-America American Studies Association, April 2018

“Please Rise: Soccer, The National Anthem, and US American National Narratives in the MLS/NWSL Era (1994-2016),”
North American Society of Sport History, May 2017

“Two Balls Is Too Many: Stadium Performance and Queerness Among Portland’s Rose City Riveters Supporter Club,”
North American Society of Sport History, May 2016
North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, November 2016

AWARDS

Fulbright Award for International Research, Nomination, January 2018
Stanley Graduate Award for International Research, 2017
Miriam Taylor Scholarship (sports studies), 2017-18, 2018-19
Kern Professional Travel Award, November 2016, May 2018
University of Iowa Sport Studies travel grant, 2016, 2017
University of Iowa Graduate Student Senate Travel Award, 2016

ORGANIZATIONS

Committee To Organize Graduate Students, Steward 2018-2019
Performance Studies Working Group, University of Iowa 2016-2018
Graduate Student Employment Committee, University of Iowa 2017-2018
Graduate Student Senator, American Studies, University of Iowa 2016-2018

RESEARCH

PLACE + DISPLACED, Fractured Atlas, 2009- 2010

Lead Researcher, Queens­: Place + Displaced was a cultural mapping initiative by Fractured Atlas, an arts services organization. I was responsible for identifying, interviewing and surveying artists and arts organizations in Long Island City, Queens to illuminate the disappearance of residential and production space for artists and arts organizations.

CITY OF NEW YORK LANGUAGE ACCESS, New York Immigrant Coalition, 2009- 2010

Evaluation Consultant: I collected data, conducted empirical research, and wrote the final report on a pilot program to improve language access in city parks for non-English speakers through multi-lingual signage and a language-specific hotline.

RED BLUE ROAD TRIP, Al-Jazeera English, 2008

Producer:­ Reported, edited and produced 18 episode web documentary series about the 2008 American election. The series included on­site video interviews with eligible voters in 18 closely-contested communities throughout the United States in the three weeks immediately before the election.

MASTERS THESIS, Columbia University, 2002

The Economic Impact of Haitian Hometown Associations Transfer of Collective Remittances From Brooklyn to Port­-au­-Prince

TEACHING

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Sports Studies, University of Iowa, 2015- present

Courses: Sports & Film, Inequality in American Sport, Race, Ethnicity & Sport

RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Non-profit Grants Writer, 2009- 2015

Awarded 15 government and foundation grants totaling more than $600,000

Editor, Writer, and Reporter, 2002- 2008

Publications include Southampton Press, Queens Chronicle, Filmmaker Magazine, and indiewire

WRITING AWARDS

New York Press Association, Editorial Writing Queens Chronicle, 2006

New York Press Association, Education Reporting Southampton Press, 2005

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