Women & Gender Studies
University of Lethbridge
My teaching and research interests reside at the intersections of socio-legal studies and critical race feminisms, with particular focus on the complex ways race and sexuality interlock in law and culture. Specifically, I have been interested in the historical, material and discursive realms of marriage law and its relationships to gendered, classed and racialized nation building (namely, same-sex marriage; the socio-legal regulation of polygamous marriage).
My more recent research project examines these problematics but from the (related) topic of inheritance. This research enquires into why and how inheritance matters as a vehicle to apprehend the workings of social inequalities, and (hopefully) to imagine their transformation. I employ a methodological assemblage of archives, oral history, and critical discourse analysis.