I am a law professor at the University of Cincinnati focusing on human rights, law and sexuality, and constitutional law. I previously worked as a researcher in the LGBT Rights Program at Human Rights Watch and taught at the University of Hong Kong, Yale Law School, and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
My scholarly work focuses on law and social movements, examining how sexual rights advocates have practically navigated questions around identity, the state, and the limits of human rights law. My first monograph, Transnational LGBT Activism: Working for Sexual Rights Worldwide, explored how advocates have conceptualized, promoted, and institutionalized LGBT rights as human rights around the globe. My current work examines the use of criminalization in antidiscrimination law and the deployment of dignitary arguments to advance sexual rights claims.
I received my JD from Yale Law School, my D.Phil. in Anthropology from Oxford University, where I studied as a Rhodes Scholar, and my A.B. in Government and Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality from Harvard College.