My research considers how thinking asexually and thinking relationally may help us to theorize intimate platonic relationalities as alternative political alliances, or other avenues to resist white coloniality and (re)imagine queer possibilities.


Critical (A)Sexualities · Critical Intimacies  · Feminist and Queer Theory · Cultural Studies · Asian North American · Pilipinx · Digital Media · Networked Media ·



PhD English (2018 – Present)
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

MA Cultural Studies and Critical Theory (’17)
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Supervisor: Dr. Sarah Brophy, Faculty of Humanities (English and Cultural Studies)

My Master’s Major Research Project  focuses on the theoretical potential of asexuality to rethink sexual citizenship. It is titled “Asexual Assemblages: Thinking Asexually About Sexual (Digital) Citizenship.”

BA Honours, English (’16), First Class
Honours Thesis (detailed below).
University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Supervisor: Dr. Rebecca Sullivan, Faculty of Arts (English)

My Undergraduate English Honours project is an analysis of sexual citizenship and geographies in Suzanne Collins’s series The Hunger Games. This thesis is titled “Heteronormative Homes and Sexually Deviant Streets: The Sexual Geographies of Suzanne Collins’s Hunger Games Trilogy.”

BA Political Science (’16), With Distinction
University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Concentration(s): Comparative Politics