I have presented my research at numerous conferences and symposia, including the Association for the Study of Arts of the Present, National Women’s Studies Association, National Council on Public History, College Art Association, American Studies Association, and the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association national conferences.

At the PCA/ACA, I was award the William E. Brigman Award for the Outstanding Graduate Student Paper by the Journal of Popular Culture, which published my article, “Slim Cognito: Spanx and Shaping the Female Body.”  At ASAP, I received the Graduate Student Conference Paper Prize for my presentation, “Aesthetic Strategies for Political Action: Doreen Garner and Black Youth Project 100.”

My upcoming talks are listed below.


May 17, “Racism Is a Public Health Crisis: History, Race, and Gynecology,” Health Policy & Legislative Affairs Committee, Student National Medical Association

This talk will explore the racial dynamics that run deep within the history and current state of obstetrics and gynecology, including but not limited to the very instruments of the discipline.