Non-normative genders, the construction of gender, TV/film/media, the U.S. security state and queer bodies. The figure of the queer child/trans child
Elizabeth is a doctoral candidate in Cultural Studies at George Mason University. Elizabeth received her Bachelor of Arts from Monmouth University. She holds a Masters degree in Business from Webster University, a Master of Arts in National Security Affairs-Latin American Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School, a Master of Arts in National Security Affairs-Strategy and Policy from the Naval War College, and a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies-Women and Gender studies from George Mason University. Elizabeth’s previous research focused on Latinix transgender/gender non-conformance, asylum, vulnerability and resistance to deportation. She has also examined U.S. security state surveillance and the manufacturing and disciplining of gender deviance. Her most current project entitled, "Disruptive Bodies, Unruly Desires: The Body Politics of Transgender Activism and Resistance in the UK," aims to examine transgender politics in conjunction with state creation, maintenance and disciplining of gender through the creation and abjection of gender diverse bodies and imbrication of the imperial legacy of bodily "othering" and control. Elizabeth teaches Gender, Sexuality and Human Rights, Introduction to Women and Gender, Global Representations of Women, and Feminist Political Thought at George Mason University.