English: FT Faculty
Office: L301-M on the Mount Vernon campus
Phone: (360) 416.7670
Dr. C has lived much of her life in the west, including California, Oregon and Washington. In the process, she has taken on jobs ranging from typer of obituaries (and other things) for a weekly newspaper, to the editor of a small magazine about converting buses into motor homes, to adjunct composition instructor at a variety of institutions. An occasional work of creative writing was published. Finally, in 2017, she accomplished one of her #lifegoals: earning a Ph.D.
Dr. C's research interests include (but are certainly not limited to) the relationships among gender, race, sexuality, dis/ability, and body size in popular culture. Her most recent work has focused on the functions of narrative and folklore in the maintenance of dominant forms of masculinity in disaster preparedness culture. She is a social justice bard.
Personal interests include writing, singing, gaming, "geek" popular culture (science fiction and in particular anything to do with the apocalypse), animals, and the fight against Alzheimer's disease. Currently she is working on a "novel-like" manuscript in addition to her teaching at SVC.
Her cat has an Instagram.