I am a cisgender, queer, white, feminist, artist, mother, author, professor, psychoanalyst, and activist. I am the Fuller-Maathai Chair of Gender and Women’s Studies and a Fellow at the Ammerman Center for the Arts and Technology at Connecticut College and a practicing psychoanalyst in Connecticut. I am interested in the ways in which hegemonic ideas surrounding gender, race, class, nation, and sexuality get deployed through affect as forms of social control and the complex ways in which those deemed “marginal” or “deviant” negotiate this in deeply complicated ways in their everyday lives. Over the last two years, I have undertaken two art projects—the first was a series of oil paintings queering the traditional mother/child portrait to include new complex family formations; the second entitled, “Home Place,” involves a series of portraits examining migration, race, gender, and the complexities of home. This work has been featured in three juried group shows—Picture Social Justice and Human Rights at Gallery 1851 in Boston, MA; Mark It at the Otto’s Abode Gallery in Wannakena, NY; and the St. Lawrence County Arts Council Members Show at the Roland Gibson Gallery at the State University of Potsdam in Potsdam, NY. I am also the author of two books, Dancing for Dollars and Paying for Love: The Relationships between Exotic Dancers and their Regular Customers (Palgrave 2006) and Becoming Sexual: A Critical Appraisal of Girls and Sexualization (Polity 2013) and the co-author with Gail Hawkes of Theorizing the Sexual Child in Modernity (Palgrave 2010) as well as numerous peer reviewed articles.