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EDUCATION

Ph.D., History, 2018 (expected)

Yale University, New Haven, CT

Dissertation: “Deviant Justice: The Transformation of Gay and Lesbian Rights in America” (in process)

J.D. (2007)

Columbia Law School, New York, NY

James Kent Scholar

Editor-in-Chief, Columbia Journal of Gender and Law

M.St., Women’s Studies (2006)

University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Distinction on Thesis: The Medical Invention of the Transsexual

B.S.F.S., Comparative Studies between the Middle East and Europe (2003)

Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Magna cum laude

TEACHING INTERESTS

Primary            Family Law, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Employment Discrimination, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Issues

Secondary       Legislation & Regulation, State & Local Government, Civil Procedure, Professional Responsibility, Legal History

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

2017-2018       Berger-Howe Fellowship in Legal History, Harvard Law School

2015-2017       Associate in Law Fellowship, Columbia Law School

2016-2017       Lecturer in Law, Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic, Columbia Law School

PUBLICATIONS

The LGBT Disconnect: Politics and Perils of Legal Movement Formation , 2018 Wis. L. Rev. (forthcoming).

Bureaucratic Agency: Administering the Transformation of LGBT Rights, 36 Yale L. & Pol’y Rev. __ (forthcoming 2017).

Expressive Ends: Understanding Conversion Therapy Bans, 68 Ala. L. Rev. 793 (2017).

Agency Nullification: Defying Bans on Gay and Lesbian Foster and Adoptive Parents, 51 Harv. C.R.-C.L. L. Rev. 363 (2016).

The Custody Crucible: The Development of Scientific Authority About Gay and Lesbian Parents, 34  Law & Hist. Rev. 487 (2016) (reviewed by Mary Ziegler on Jotwell).

The Harmless Psychopath: Legal Debates Promoting the Decriminalization of Sodomy in the United States, 24 J. Hist. Sexuality 225 (2015).

The Modern Mulatto: A Comparative Analysis of the Social and Legal Positions of Mulattoes in the Antebellum South and the Intersex in Contemporary America, 15 Colum. J. Gender & L. 665 (2006).

Gendered Crime, Raced Justice: A Critical Race Feminist Approach to Forensic DNA Databank Expansion, 19 Nat’l Black L.J. 78 (2005).

AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS

2017                Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship (declined)

2016               William Nelson Cromwell Foundation Research Fellowship in American Legal History

2015                John Morton Blum Fellowship (Yale University)

2015                Fund for Lesbian and Gay Studies Research Award (Yale University)

2014                Conference Travel Fellowship (Yale University)

2014                Fund for Lesbian and Gay Studies Research Award (Yale University)

2013                Phil Zwickler Memorial Research Grant (Cornell University)

2013                Fund for Lesbian and Gay Studies Research Award (Yale University)

2013                History Department Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship (Yale University)

2012                Fund for Lesbian and Gay Studies Research Award (Yale University)

2011-2013       Richard J. Franke Fellowship for academic excellence (Yale University)

PRESENTATIONS

“Why LGBT?,” paper to be presented at the American Society for Legal History, Oct. 27-28, 2017.

“The Boomerang Effect: LGBT Rights Strategy and Countermobilization,” presented at the New York Area Family Law Scholars Workshop, Aug. 18, 2017.

“Agency Nullification: Administering the Transformation of LGBT Rights,” presented at the American Society for Legal History, Oct. 28-30, 2016.

“Symbolic Legislation: Understanding Conversion Therapy Bans,” paper to be presented at the Law and Society Association, June 2-5, 2016.

“Modernizing Morality: Scientific Evidence in Anti-Gay Ballot Initiatives,” presented at the Organization of American Historians (OAH), Apr. 7-10, 2016.

“Agents of Change: Executive Agency Policies on Gay and Lesbian Foster and Adoptive Parents,” presented at the Family Law Scholars and Teachers Conference, June 21, 2015.

“The Delayed Cure: Legal Implications of American Psychiatric Association Debates about Homosexuality after 1973,” presented at the American Historical Association (AHA), Jan. 2-5, 2015.

“The Custody Crucible: The Centrality of Lesbian Mother Custody Cases to Gay Rights,” presented at the American Society for Legal History (ASLH), Nov. 6-9, 2014.

“The Parenthood Paradox: Psychological Research on Gay and Lesbian Parenting,” presented at the American Association for the History of Medicine (AAHM), May 8-11, 2014.

“From Sexual Psychopath to Deviant Sodomite: The Transition from Sexual Psychopath Legislation to the Decriminalization of Sodomy in America,” presented at the European Social Science and History Conference (ESSHC), April 23-26, 2014.

“From the Closet to the Courtroom: The Role of Psychiatry in Lesbian Mother Custody Litigation, 1973-1998,” presented at the Museum of Motherhood (M.O.M.) Conference, March 6-8, 2014.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic, Columbia Law School (Spring 2017)

Legal Research and Writing, Columbia Law School (Fall 2016)

Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic, Columbia Law School (Spring 2016)

Legal Research and Writing, Columbia Law School (Fall 2015)

American Legal History, Yale University (Spring 2015)

Media and Medicine in Modern America, Yale University (Fall 2014)

Women in Modern America, Yale University (Spring 2014)

U.S. Gay and Lesbian History, Yale University (Fall 2013)

LEGAL PRACTICE

Litigation Associate      Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP (2008-2011)

Practiced white collar criminal defense and complex commercial litigation. Drafted appellate and trial briefs in criminal and civil cases addressing discovery obligations, admissibility of expert testimony, jury instructions, and sentencing. Assisted in two trials and an arbitration hearing, preparing direct and cross-examinations and drafting evidentiary motions. Participated in mock jury exercises to evaluate trial arguments. Assisted in taking and defending depositions of fact and expert witnesses. Drafted mediation position statements in contract disputes and fraud cases. Represented client in successful asylum petition based on forced marriage and female genital mutilation.

Assistant State Attorney       State Attorney’s Office, Miami-Dade County (2007-2008)

Investigated and prepared misdemeanor and felony criminal cases from arrest to trial. Interviewed victims, officers, and witnesses, reviewed evidence, and assessed whether to proceed on charges. Argued motions that included bond revocation, probation violation, probable cause determination, witness competency, and admissibility of evidence. Conducted bench trials, jury trials, and hearings. Drafted appellate brief.

SERVICE AND ACTIVITIES

2014-present   Publications Committee, American Society for Legal History

2013-2015       Graduate and Professional Student Senate, Yale University

2013-2015       Representative to the University-Wide Housing Committee

2013-2015       Amy Rossborough Fellowship Coordinator, Yale College Dean’s Office

2013-2014       Legal History Forum Fellow, Yale Law School

2013-2014       Graduate and Professional Student Title IX Advisory Board, Yale University

2012-2013       Andrews Society Co-President (History graduate student organization)

2007                Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic, Columbia Law School

2003-2007       Columbia Journal of Gender & Law (Editor-in-Chief, Production Editor, Articles Editor)

2006-2007         Courtroom Advocates Project Coordinator, Domestic Violence Project

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Society for Legal History

Law and Society Association

New York State Bar Association

Florida State Bar Association