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

Definitive, citable versions of my essays on the neurodiversity paradigm and Neuroqueer Theory can be found in my book, Neuroqueer Heresies.

I’m omnivorous in my scholarly interests, and transdisciplinary in my approach. My fields of study include somatic psychology, depth psychology, transformative learning, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, transpersonal psychology, transformative somatic practices, possibility studies, queer and neuroqueer theory, queer and neuroqueer literature, neurodiversity studies, gender studies, human sexuality, creative writing, narrative inquiry, arts-based inquiry, autoethnography, speculative fiction, comics studies, and ethics in research and professional practice.

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.