Media & Other Outreach


Co-host of the podcast PhDivas with biomedical engineer Dr. Liz Wayne, a podcast that discusses academia, culture, and social justice across the STEM/humanities divide. Founded in 2015, this regular podcast is dedicated to interdisciplinary support for women, particularly women of color, in higher education. Available on iTunes, Stitcher, and SoundCloud. Invited to deliver talks.
“PhDivas Discourse Across Disciplines and Differences.” Cornell Chronicle.
“Graduate Students Urge Activism, Public Service on Campus.” Cornell Daily Sun.
Keynote for the Agency and Solidarity Conference at Cornell. Viewable here.

“Of Parables, Patterns, and Progeny: Rethinking Trans Theory with Octavia E. Butler.” Co-authored with Ama Budge. IAS Think Pieces. Vol 2. Institution of Advanced Studies, UCL. April 2020.

Midsommar: The Horrors of White Sympathy.” Avidly at the Los Angeles Review of Books. August 2019.
Avidly at the LA Review of Books.

Featured as the Society of Early Americanists’s Junior Scholar of the Month for April.

“Episode 1.1: Eyeliner and Astrology with Xine Yao.” Inaugural guest on the podcast Secret Feminist Agenda hosted by Hannah McGregor, academic and podcaster.

“Of Podcasts, Performances, and Public Engagement: Asserting Yourself as a Junior Scholar” for the Committee on the Status of Graduate Students in the Profession, MLA Commons site.

“Female Trouble: Headaches and the Modern Women” for Fugitive Leaves, the blog of the Historical Medical Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Written as part of the F.C. Wood Institute for the History of Medicine travel grant.

Public Humanities Fellow through the New York State Council for the Arts and the Society for the Humanities at Cornell University. Collaborative local history project: “Montage Histories: Tompkins County, NY, through Photographs 1864-2014.” Exhibit at the Tompkins County Public Library.

Guest lecturer for The Dr. T Project, a weekly on-campus series on items of cultural interest by Professor Shawkat Toorawa. Article in the Chronicle of Higher Education.


Featured HASTAC #ScholarsMustRead blog post of the week for work on digital pedagogy.

Digital humanities symposium presentation featured in the Cornell Chronicle.