Service and Other Related Work

Conferences and Events Organized

#transformDH: Transformative Digital Humanities Conference and THATCamp. University of Maryland College Park, October 2-3, 2015. Organizer.

DC Queer Studies Symposium: Queer Speculations. University of Maryland College Park, April 17, 2015. Co-organizer and chair of selection committee.

LGBT Studies Lecture Series: Queer Speculations. University of Maryland College Park, Spring 2015. Co-organizer.

Academic Programming, WisCon Feminist Science Fiction Convention. Co-chair of academic track at annual event, beginning 2015.

Getting Excessive: Culture and Excess. Conference sponsored by the Association of English Graduate Students, University of Southern California. 28-29 March, 2008. Co-chair.


Service to the University

Member of Advisory Board, Graduate Certificate in Digital Studies in the Arts and Humanities, College of Arts and Humanities / Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, University of Maryland College Park. 2015-2017.

Search Committee Member (Department Chair search), University of Maryland College Park. 2015-16.

Undergraduate Committee, Department of Women’s Studies, University of Maryland College Park. 2014-15.

Selection Committee, American Association of University Women Scholarships, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2014.

Associated Faculty, Center for Digital Humanities and Culture, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2013-14.

Women’s Studies Curriculum Committee, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2013-14

Film and Media Committee, English Department, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2013-14.

Mentor to New Teaching Assistants, English Department, Indiana University of Pennsylvania. 2013-14.

Contributor, Cross-Disciplinary Digital Humanities Cluster Hiring Proposal. Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2012.

Mentor to Incoming USC English Graduate Students. 2010; 2011.

Graduate Student Member of 2010 PhD Admissions Committee. English Department, University of Southern California.

Committee Member, Association of English Graduate Students. University of Southern California. 2007-8.


Service to the Profession

Member, MLA Science Fiction and Utopian and Fantastic Literature Discussion Group, 2014-2017.

Member, FemBot Collective, 2013-present.

Member of Editorial Board, Transformative Works and Cultures.

Symposium Editor and Member of Editorial Team, Transformative Works and Cultures. Open access online peer-reviewed online journal: 2008-2014.

Member of Editorial Team. Studies in Social and Political Thought. University of Sussex. 2003-5.

Professional Memberships: American Studies Association; Modern Language Association; National Women’s Studies Association; Society for Cinema and Media Studies.


Service to the Community

Creator and Chair of Selection Committee, Tiptree Fellowships.

Member of Anti-Abuse Committee, WisCon Feminist Science Fiction Convention. 2015.

Member of Tiptree Motherboard. Nominated to the 8-person governing committee that organizes the James Tiptree Jr. Literary Award, and other programs promoting feminist speculative fiction. 2012-present.

Jury Member, 2009 James Tiptree Jr. Literary Award. Established in 1991, the Tiptree Award honors fiction that expands and challenges ideas about gender.


Other Relevant Employment

Research Assistant to Professor Tania Modleski. University of Southern California. 2006-7.

Editor, thexperience Magazine Issue 3. University of Luton/Axon Publishing, London. 2006. Edited magazine for undergraduate applicants to the University of Luton.

Support Worker. University of Sussex. 2003-5. Provided academic and social support for students with disabilities.

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