I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at San Francisco State University. I currently teaches courses in the areas of: women and politics; reproductive politics; gender and social movements; gender, public policy, and law; and, American politics.
My research centers around abortion politics and policy in the US. Publishing in several journals, my work focuses on the framing of regulatory abortion policies and the strategic use of feminist rhetoric in antiabortion policy. I have also delved into questions of conservative women's politics, definitions of feminism, and the substantive-descriptive representational link. I am proud to have received honorable mention for the 2018 Carrie Chapman Catt Prizefor Research on Women in Politics from the Carrie Chapman Catt Center at Iowa State University for my work on the rhetorical strategies of conservative antiabortion women lawmakers.
I am also the Co-Director of the Informed Consent Project, which analyzes the accuracy of state mandated fetal development booklets for people seeking abortion.