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Ph.D., History, 2018 (expected)
Yale University, New Haven, CT
Dissertation: “Deviant Justice: The Transformation of Gay and Lesbian Rights in America” (in process)
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
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
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
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)
“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.
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)
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
American Society for Legal History
Law and Society Association
New York State Bar Association
Florida State Bar Association