• Research Interests: Queer theory; Spirituality and religion; Affect; Language and literature; Disease; Temporality
  • Education: MA 2021 - Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Rutgers University BA 2019 - Beloit College, Beloit, WI. Majors: Anthropology, Russian Language, Critical Identity Studies


J is a third-year PhD student who recently completed their MA in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Rutgers – New Brunswick. J worked with the Center for Women’s Global Leadership at Rutgers and completed their MA practicum report, “Political Attachments and the Temporal Now: The Non-profit Industrial Complex and Rights-Centered Approaches in the Neoliberal State,” which examined the historical and modern place of the non-profit organizations and rights-based approaches to activists movements. Their research considered what it looks like to shift from a temporal present to a temporal now, emphasizing adaptable approaches to movement building and broadening the understanding of how affective responses to time influence what can be envisioned and built in the future. J’s current research interests examine the biopolitics of time and disease as well as the movement of queer astrology/spirituality and its effects/affects on temporality.