BA, History, Scripps College, 2009 (Honors)
- Senior History Thesis Award for: “Sexual Degeneracy in Nazi Germany: Tracing the Ideological Threat of Homosexuality from Medicalization to Persecution"
Ph.D. Candidate, Boston College
20th century Germany; First World War; sexuality and science and the medicalization of homosexuality in Germany; male homosexuality and German notions of masculinity and effeminacy; representations of “the homosexual” during WWI and the politicization of a “homosexual threat” leading up to the years of the Third Reich; larger notions of degeneration and sexual degeneracy in modern Europe; discourse and ideology analysis of European sexualities and conceptions of gender.
- “Making Homosexuality Medical: Nazi Notions of Sexual Degeneracy." The Medicalization of Sex: An International, Interdisciplinary Multimedia Conference, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia (April 2011).
- "The Problem of Homosexuality in Nazi Ideology." Thirty-Fifth Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Louisville, Kentucky (September 2011).