I'm a comics, literature and media scholar and adjunct writing faculty at Antioch University and Shoreline Community College.

In my research, I am primarily interested in non-fiction narratives of personal and political oppression. I study the ways art and literature, especially comics, promote better understanding and combat suffering. In my teaching, I help students learn to research and read critically and give them tools to engage others through their writing. In both my research and teaching, my focus is on how meaning is produced, how knowledge is constructed and how experience is shared.

An East Coast transplant, I've called Seattle home for a decade (minus the glorious year I spent teaching university in the South of France).