Assistant Professor in Liberal Arts (Social Science) and MFA Visual Studies
2012 Ph.D. Emory University. Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
with disciplinary concentration in Continental Philosophy and Comparative Literature
Committee: Dr. Cynthia Willett (Chair), Dr. Pamela Scully, Dr. Holloway Sparks
2005 M.A. University of Arizona. Women’s Studies
Thesis: “Revolutionary Representations: Gender, Imperialism, and Culture in
the Sandinista Era.” Committee: Dr. Caryl Flinn (Chair), Dr. Laura Briggs, Dr. Elizabeth Oglesby
2002 B.A. Knox College. Gender and Women’s Studies. Cum Laude. Senior Research Advisor: Dr. Chad Broughton
“The Gendered Subject of Violence: Towards a Feminist Account of Ethical Freedom”
Review of Violence and the Philosophical Imaginary by Ann V. Murphy. Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy at Hypatia Reviews Online. Summer 2013. http://hypatiaphilosophy.org/HRO/reviews/content/177
“Oppression, Normative Violence, and Vulnerability: The Ambiguous Beauvoirean Legacy of Butler’s Ethics.” philoSOPHIA. Vol 2; Issue 2. Summer 2012. http://muse.jhu.edu/login?auth=0&type=summary&url=/journals/philosophia/v002/2.2.knisely.html
“Between Black and White: The Ambiguous Politics of Race, Gender, and Desire in Grey’s Anatomy.” Grace Under Pressure: Grey’s Anatomy Uncovered. Ed. Cynthia Burkhead and Hillary Robson. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 2008.
“Steamed up: the slow-roasted sexism of specialty coffee.” Bitch Magazine: A Feminist Response to Popular Culture. Food Issue #61: Winter 2014. Print. Forthcoming.
“The Man from C.A.M.P.” and “The Street” in “Thrilling Tales and Juicy Bits—An eclectic, inconclusive, and by no means all-encompassing survey of pulp.” Bitch Magazine . Pulp Issue #58: Spring 2013. Print.
“Bitch in a Box: Holiday Gift Guide-Foodies Edition.” Bitch Media Blog. Dec 18, 2012. Web. http://bitchmagazine.org/post/bitch-in-a-box-holiday-gift-guide-foodies-edition
“BiblioBitch: Dear Dawn: Aileen Wuornos in Her Own Words.” Bitch Media Blog. Nov 28, 2012. Web. http://bitchmagazine.org/post/bibliobitch-dear-dawn-aileen-wuornos-in-her-own-words
“Adventures in Feministory: Jean Rhys.” Bitch Media Blog. Nov 12, 2012. Web. http://bitchmagazine.org/post/adventures-in-feministory-jean-rhys-authors-Wide-Sargasso-Sea
“BitchTapes: Take it and Make it Your Own.” Bitch Media Blog. Nov 9, 2012. Web. http://bitchmagazine.org/post/bitchtapes-take-it-and-make-it-your-own
“Douchebag Decree: Fujitsu’s Feminine Computers, Because Pink and Purple Pens Weren’t Enough.” Bitch Media Blog. Nov 8, 2012. Web. http://bitchmagazine.org/post/douchebag-decree-fujitsus-feminine-laptops-because-pink-and-purple-pens-werent-enough
“BitchTapes: Fireplace Grooves.” Bitch Media Blog. Oct 26, 2012. Web. http://bitchmagazine.org/post/bitchtapes-fireplace-grooves
“Adventures in Feministory: Simone de Beauvoir.” Bitch Media Blog. Oct 22, 2012. Web. http://bitchmagazine.org/post/adventures-in-feministory-simone-de-beauvoir
“Enough About Saving the Boobs. What about Saving Women’s Lives?” Bitch Media Blog. Oct 17, 2012. Web. http://bitchmagazine.org/post/enough-about-saving-the-boobs-what-about-women
“What is ‘Feminist’ Knowledge about Violence?” National Women’s Studies Association Annual Meeting. November 2011, Atlanta, Georgia.
“Monstrous Women: Gender and (Il)Legitimate Violence.” National Women’s Studies Association Annual Meeting, November 2010, Denver, Colorado.
“Violent Exclusions: Feminist Grievances Beyond the Power of the State.” National Women’s Studies Association Annual Meeting, November 2010, Denver, Colorado.
“Precariously Legible: Violence, Ethics, and Femininity.” American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting, April 2010, New Orleans, Louisiana.
“Feminism, Ethics, and ‘The Lesson of Violence.’” National Women’s Studies Association Annual Meeting, November 2009, Atlanta, Georgia.
Moderator. “I Know by Heart: Women and Memory in the Hispanic World.” National Women’s Studies Association Annual Meeting, November 2009, Atlanta, Georgia.
“The Theoretical Subject of Violence.” Gender Violence and Gender Justice: Critical Perspectives on Post-Conflict Societies, May 2009, Atlanta, Georgia.
Moderator. Research Workshop Group C. philoSOPHIA: A Feminist Society Annual Meeting, March 2008, Atlanta, Georgia.
“Imagining Gender, Race, and Violence in Kill Bill.” Women at Emory: Past, Present, and Future Symposium, October 2007, Atlanta, Georgia.
“Crises of Interdisciplinarity: Residing on the Fault Lines.” National Women’s Studies Association Annual Meeting, Student Pre-Conference. June 2007, St. Charles, IL.
Respondent. “From Suffering Citizens to Militant Mothers: Gender and the Ethics of Incivility in the U.S. Welfare Rights Movement” by Dr. Holloway Sparks. Emory University Women’s Studies Research Seminar, April 2011.
“‘Without Recourse to Force’: Feminism and the Politics of Violence.” Emory University Women’s Studies Panel on Current Student Work, January 2010.
Assistant Professor, Liberal Arts.
LA321: Queer Theory. Spring 2014.
LA321: Ethics of Oppression and Resistance. Fall 2013
LA225: Perspectives on Society and Culture. Gender and Sexuality. Spring 2013
LA225: Perspectives on Society and Culture. Topics in Philosophy. Spring 2013
Lecturer. GWST/PHIL 395: Special Topics. The Ethics of Sex and Violence. Spring 2011.
Lecturer. GWST 101: Women, Culture, and Society. Fall and Winter 2010-2011.
Graduate Instructor. WS 100: Introduction to Women’s Studies. Fall 2009.
Graduate Instructor. WS 100: Introduction to Women’s Studies: Gender in a Transnational World. Spring 2009.
Teaching Assistant. WS 383: Dangerous Women: Feminist Science Fiction.
Spring 2008. Dr. Esther Jones.
Teaching Assistant. WS 490S: Senior Seminar in Women’s Studies: Gender and Human Rights. Fall 2007. Dr. Pamela Scully.
University of Arizona
Graduate Instructor. WS 240: Gender in a Transnational World: An Introduction to Women’s Studies. Summer 2004.
Teaching Assistant. INDV 102: Social Interactions and Relationships: Gender and Contemporary Society. Spring 2005. Dr. Sara Spurgeon.
Teaching Assistant. WS 200: Women and Western Culture. Fall 2004. Dr. Sara Spurgeon.
Teaching Assistant. INDV 102: Social Interactions and Relationships: Gender and Contemporary Society. Spring 2004. Dr. Sara Spurgeon.
Graduate Preceptor for INDV 102: Social Interactions and Relationships: Gender and Contemporary Society. Fall 2003. Dr. Sara Spurgeon.
Professionalization, Awards, and Service
Editorial Intern for Bitch Media, September-December 2012.
Editorial Assistant of the Women’s History Review (North America), June 2011- June 2012.
Manuscript peer-reviewer for Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy and
Intersections: Women’s and Gender Studies in Review Across Disciplines.
Co-Organizer “Deploying Feminisms and Disciplinary Engagements” paper presented at National Women’s Studies Association Conference, Atlanta, November 2011.
Organizer, weekly Feminist Dinner Table and discussion group, Knox College, Spring 2011.
Faculty participant, Knox College Alliance for Sexual Assault Prevention, 2010-2011.
Organizer, “‘Bad’ Women who do Good Things”: Queering Feminist Ideas of the ‘Good,” paper session presented at the National Women’s Studies Association Conference, Denver, November 2010.
Organizer, “Feminist Approaches to Violence and Vulnerability,” paper session presented at the National Women’s Studies Association Conference, Atlanta, November, 2009.
Participant, Student Grant Writing Workshop, November 9, 2009, Emory University. Co-Organizer, 2nd Annual Feminist Theorizing Lecture and Seminar, “Towards a Feminist Theory of Judgment” given by Dr. Linda Zerilli. October, 2008. Emory University.
Participant, Transnational Feminist Theory Reading Group, Summer 2009, Emory University.
Participant, Feminist Political Theory Reading Group, Summer 2008, Emory University.
Participant, Queer Theory Reading Group, Summer 2007, Emory University.
Emory University Graduate Fellowship (2006-2011).