Research

Awards, Honors, Grants

Awards/Honors    

2013. Visiting Researcher, Center for the History of Emotions at the Max-Planck-Institut für
Bildungsforschung (Max Planck Institute for Human Development).

2012. UCSC Academic Senate Committee on Teaching, Excellence in Teaching Award.

2010. Winner of the Ruth Benedict Book Prize, American Anthropological Association's Association for Queer Anthropology, for Moving Politics: Emotion and ACT UP's Fight Against AIDS

2010. Winner of the Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Best Book Award, Political Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association, for Moving Politics: Emotion and ACT UP's Fight Against AIDS.

Grants:

2013-14. Institute for Humanities Research, UC Santa Cruz, Research Cluster Award, Affect Working Group (Co-Principal Investigator), $4,938.

2012-13. University of California Humanities Research Institute Conference Award for "Occupation Affect: On Political Emotion" (Co-Principal Investigator), $7,000.

2012-13. Institute for Humanities Research, UC Santa Cruz, Research Cluster Award, Affect Working Group (Co-Principal Investigator), $5,000.

Presentations

Public Lecture or Forum Participation:

2015. “Becoming Coalitional: Motion, Emotion, and the Political,” Keynote address for “The Politics of Emotion” Symposium of the Institute for Humanities Research at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ.

2013. “Becoming Coalitional: The Strange and Miraculous Alliance between Queer to the Left and the Jesus People, USA,” Center for the History of Emotions, Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung, Berlin.
 
2013. “On Moving Politics: Emotion, ACT UP, and Beyond,” Reworking Affect: Queer-Feminist Engagements, ICI Kulturlabor Berlin (Institute for Cultural Inquiry).

2013.  “On Moving Politics: Emotion, ACT UP, and Beyond,” Sally Miller Gearhart Lecture in Lesbian Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Oregon, Eugene.

2012. “Desiring Politics: Wanting More in the Age of Obama” for the 4th Midterm Conference of the European Sociological Association's Sociology of Emotions Research Network at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin. KEYNOTE

Papers Presented at Professional Meetings:

2015. “On Political Emotion,” Section on Sociology of Emotions, Chair’s Hour: Emotions Across the Discipline, presented at the American Sociological Association Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois.

2014. “Becoming Coalitional: The Strange and Miraculous Alliance between Queer to the Left and the Jesus People, USA” presented at the Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA. 

2012. “Working with Your Enemy: The Strange and Miraculous Coalition between Queer to the Left and the Jesus People, USA” presented at the Social Science History Association Annual Conference in Vancouver, Canada. 

2012. "When Your Data Make You Cry: Emotions in Research" presented at the International Sociological Association Forum of Sociology in Buenos Aires, Argentina.