Hello, I’m Emily, a writer, researcher, teacher, and
reproductive justice advocate.
Please click this file to read more about my work:
ADVOCACY: My advocacy work for reproductive justice is directly connected to my research—currently, I am an abortion storyteller who works with organization such as Advocates for Youth’s “1 in 3 Campaign” to share my abortion story, as an organizing tool for campaigns such as “Justice for Jane.” I also write and publish outside of the academic sphere, focusing on political and cultural analyses of current issues in reproductive justice for publications including Salon and Rewire News.
RESEARCH: My research interests are wide-ranging, but all of my work is grounded in cultural studies approaches. My current projects focus on reproductive justice in theory and practice, storytelling as feminist epistemology, and a feminist disability studies approach to endometriosis. My most recent major project is my Master's thesis: “Reclaiming Abortion Politics through Reproductive Justice:
The Radical Potential of Abortion Counternarratives in Theory and Practice."
TEACHING: I have a large variety of teaching experience both within and beyond academia, including creating and facilitating advocacy workshops on topics such as: reproductive justice, writing letters to the editor and opinion editorials for organizing efforts, and on registering voters. My most recent teaching position was in Miami University’s English department, where I taught for two years as the sole instructor of record for introductory composition and rhetoric courses. I also had the opportunity to teach a course I designed myself, “Writing for Social Justice.”
Please check back soon for my new website & the launch of my new blog! I'll be writing about all things to do with feminist, politics, and if/how feminist theories are used in social movement strategy, with special attention to abortion access, other reproductive justice issues, and endometriosis awareness.