ACADEMIC WORK

I’m a professor at California Institute of Integral Studies, where I teach in the undergraduate Psychology program and the Somatic Psychology graduate program.

I’m omnivorous in my scholarly interests, and transdisciplinary in my approach. My fields of study include (but certainly aren’t limited to) somatic psychology, depth psychology, humanistic psychology, developmental psychology, queer theory, gender studies, neurodiversity studies, critical autism studies, transformative learning, embodiment practices, future studies, narrative research, autoethnograpy, and queer and neurodivergent literature.

I’m always happy to support the next generation of scholars by serving on dissertation committees and thesis committees. If you’re a student at California Institute of Integral Studies, having me on your committee is easy to arrange. If you’re a student elsewhere, find out your school’s policy on external committee members; a lot of schools actually prefer that you have an external member (i.e., a faculty member from a different school) on your committee.

If you’re citing my work in a book, article, dissertation, or paper, I’d love to hear about it.

When citing my work, please remember that my pronouns are she/her.


Here are downloadable PDF versions of some of my academic publications:

Toward a Neuroqueer Future
My esteemed colleague Dora M. Raymaker conducted this extensive interview with me on the neurodiversity paradigm, the state of neurodiversity scholarship, and where it might all be headed. Published in the journal Autism in Adulthood in 2021.

Reduction in social anxiety after MDMA-assisted psychotherapy with autistic adults
I was a consultant, research associate, and co-author on this study by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), published in 2018 in the journal Psychopharmacology.

Transformative Somatic Practices and Autistic Potentials
My doctoral dissertation. Big file; just over 300 pages.