Thinking with Sara Ahmed, I argue that theorizing is produced by lived experience and activist work. Theorizing is the movement, emotion, and impact of individuals in the world. Theorizing is living. Theorizing is imagining otherwise. Theorizing is embodiment. Theorizing is activism.
My scholarly pursuits and interests inform my activist practices and involvement. I see the two as inseparable. I am invested in mobilizing different forms of academia and activism – whether it be academic writing on imagining new possibilities, developing new programs for social justice education, standing in solidarity, teaching, or marching against oppression.
Many of my activities are currently oriented in facilitating, writing, committee work, and organizing on issues surrounding sex, gender, race, and interfaith, amongst others.