Ph.D., 1994; Cultural Studies, Harvard University
A.M., 1992; Study of Religion, Harvard University
B.A., 1988; Literae Humaniores, Oxford University
A.B., 1986; Classics, Harvard-Radcliffe College
BiographyMajor Interests: religion, sexuality, and U.S. public life; performance and law; psychoanalysis and culture; trauma studies; lgbtq studies; feminist studies; gender and performance; affect studies; musical theatre; critical theories of secularism; religion and bipolities; Jewish cultural studies; childhood studies
Affiliations: Member, American Academy of Religion; Member, American Psychological Association Division 39; Member, American Studies Association; Member, Modern Language Association; Member, Performance Studies International; Fellow, Psychology and the Other Institute; Candidate, Respecialization Program, Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR); Contributing Editor, Studies in Gender and Sexuality
Fellowships/Honors: Finalist, Lambda Literary Award for Best LGBT Non-Ficture, for "You Can Tell just By Looking" and 20 Other Myths About LGBT Life and People (2014); Faculty Fellow, Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, Harvard University (2012-13); Constance Rourke Prize for best article published in American Quarterly, American Studies Association (2008); Fulbright-Freud Visiting Scholar of Psychoanalysis, Austrian Fulbright Commission and Sigmund-Freud-Society (2001); Arnold Grossman Award for Outstanding Faculty/Staff Service to the LGBT Community, NYU (2005); First Annual BGLT Faculty Ally Award, Harvard University Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, and Supporters Association (1999); National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Fellowship (1996).