My work as an historian is intimately tied to my life as an activist. My first women’s history course brought me to grassroots feminism and my activism continues to shape my practice of history.
I am an assistant professor of history in the Social Science Department at CUNY – LaGuardia Community College, where I teach US History, the History of Women and Gender, and African American History. Service work at LaGuardia includes acting as the history representative and community outreach co-coordinator for the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies option and working with the LaGuardia and Wagner Archives to document the history of LGBTQ Queens, NY. Presently, I am preparing a manuscript on the history of lesbian feminism as a distinct social movement, focusing on the California activists who shaped the national network of lesbian separatist politics and culture.
My nearly twenty years of activism includes extensive involvement in women’s, LGBTQ, and union rights movements. This work includes everything from community-based grassroots service to statewide organizing. Lesbian-identified, reproductive justice activist, union broad.