My research examines "masculinities"--the social expectations on boys and men. Like many "Men's Studies" scholars, I believe conventional models of manhood drive all kinds of problems, from suicide, gay-bashing and rape to violent foreign policy and the dismantlement of welfare.
I approach these issues through Queer of Color Critique, a lens that treats gender and sexuality as co-constructed with race. I am especially interested in the ways Jewish gender/race/sexuality have been constructed and transformed from the 18th century to the present..
Outside of academia, I have worked in LGBT advocacy and education with the Human Rights Campaign and with Keshet, a Jewish LGBT nonprofit.
Most recent publication:
- Racialized Masculinites
- Jewish racial/gender constructions
- Sexual Health Education
- LGBTQIA advocacy
- Judaism and LGBTQIA identity
- B.A. in history from Washington University in St. Louis