Academic Writing

I’ve long been fascinated by the relationships between life writing, embodiment, and identity.

My scholarly publications include three academic books (2011, 2015, 2018), as well as essays and articles on a range of topics, including histories of breastfeeding, breastfeeding and maternal identity, craftivism, breastfeeding selfies, social media and democratic governance, infanticide, epistolary and identity, maternal grief, embodied identity, historical dance, feminist pedagogies, food memories, feminist theory, and life writing, among others.

I have published in such journals as the Journal for Women’s History, Cultural Studies <-> Critical Methodologies, Life Writing, European Journal of Life Writing, SubStance, Atlantis, and more.

Much of my work is based on archival research; however, I have also worked with autoethnography, literary criticism, and visual methods.