I’m a 5th year PhD candidate in the Rhetoric and Public Culture program. My research investigates the rhetorics of both dissenting and normative discourses from a feminist, critical race, and queer theory perspectives. My dissertation, —-, focuses on US popular discourses about monogamy and non- monogamy, examining how they are shaped in relation to a long tradition of racialized, classed, and gendered narratives. I suggest that contemporary ideas about intimacy represent a reaction to the ‘08 economic crash, and that the current popularity of consensual non- monogamy is connected to white middle- class anxieties, and is shaped according to neoliberal values. I have published on queer safe spaces, using a critical analysis to examine its inherent contradictions and connection to securitization discourses.