Hometown: Sacramento, CA
Education: B.A. in Politics from UC Santa Cruz; Ph.D. in Political Science (emphasis in Political Theory) from Rutgers University
NYU Position: Associate Professor, Social and Cultural Analysis Department
Favorite Books: FICTION: Jane Austin, Michael Chabon, Stephen King; Laurie Colwin; Anne Tyler; Margaret Atwood; David Mitchell
NONFICTION/ACADEMIC: Gloria Anzaldua, James Baldwin, Bonnie Honig, Michel Foucault, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Audra Simpson, Wendy Brown, Juana Rodriguez, Sandra Soto, W.E.B. Du Bois, Walt Whitman, Joel Olson.
Favorite Leisure Activity: Reading, Watching TV, Great Restaurants, Spa Days, Exploring museums, Exploring neighborhoods, Political junkie, Films, Reading, Running/Spinning.
Research Interests: Political theory; race, gender and sexuality politics
Favorite Inspirational Quote: Currently: Vine Deloria: — “The white man must learn to stop viewing history as a plot against himself.”