As a Ronald E. McNair scholar, Angela became a first-generation college graduate in 2009 when she earned a BA in English from Truman State University. She then earned her MA in Feminist Studies from the University of Minnesota in 2015 and will complete her Ph.D. during the 2018-2019 school year. Angela’s dissertation project analyzes dominant discourses of trauma and PTSD through the intersecting analytics of queer theory and feminist disability studies. At “The U,” Angela serves as a graduate instructor in the Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, a member of the Disability Resource Center’s Advisory Committee, and a founding member / co-chair of the Critical Disability Studies Collective. In 2017-2018, Angela was awarded the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship in Women’s Studies and was named an alternate for the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Fellowship Award. In 2014, she was awarded both the GWSS Graduate Student Teaching Award and the Disability Resource Center’s Access Achievement Award. Angela has multiple publications, including a 2015 article “Teaching with Trauma: Disability Pedagogy, Feminism, and the Trigger Warnings Debate” published in Disability Studies Quarterly and a recent co-authored chapter in the book Negotiating Disability: Disclosure in Higher Education (Michigan 2017). Outside of her academic endeavors, she enjoys drinking too much coffee, playing with her puppy, and watching the Kansas City Royals play great Major League baseball. Angela identifies as a rural, working-class raised, white, queer, disabled/crip, scholar-educator.