editor of @womeninhighered. writer. author of Gospel According to the Klan, The Zombies Are Coming! & Grace Period: A Memoir in Pieces AVAILABLE NOW.

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I’m the editor of Women in Higher Education, a feminist newsletter, in its 26th year, with the goal "to enlighten, encourage, empower and enrage women on campus."

I’m also a freelance writer with a religious studies PhD who covers religion, higher education, gender, labor, motherhood, and popular...

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What was your first job as a journalist?

I was a reporter & arts critic for my community college's newspaper, where I first learned that critic shouldn't mean harshly critical.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

YES. I didn't have a computer at home in high school, so I used my mom's electric typewriter at work to type up assignments. It was painful.

How is social media changing news?

Social media shows us how folks react to stories as they break, which is cool. But I so worry about the fake news that appears too.


DeRose-Hinkhouse Award of Excellence

2016 - Blog Series
DeRose-Hinkhouse Award for Excellence for Blog Series went to a series of essays on racial justice, Standing for Justice, at Bearings. My essay, September 11th, was a part of the series.

Choice Outstanding Academic Title

2012 - Academic Monograph
Each year, Choice selects the best academic monographs to become Outstanding Academic Titles. The selection only includes around 10% of the roughly 7000 books reviewed annually by Choice. My book, Gospel According to the Klan (2011), was a Choices 2012 Outstanding Academic Titles.