Department of Linguistics

Graduated with PhD 2009

I am interested in the way people make meaning of the events in their lives via narrative—fashioning, sustaining, and transforming identities, particularly in the realms of gender and sexuality. This interest involves attention to the complex interplay between individual life narratives and the “master” narratives they draw from. My dissertation research focuses specifically on those affiliated with fundamentalist Christian ministries for the purpose of achieving “ex-gay” identity.