Academic Work

I’m transdisciplinary in my orientation, and omnivorous in my scholarly interests. My fields of study include (but certainly aren’t limited to) somatic psychology, depth psychology, transpersonal psychology, humanistic psychology, developmental psychology, queer theory, gender studies, mad studies, transformative learning, embodiment practices, autism, neurodiversity, narrative research, and queer and/or neurodivergent literature. 

I teach at California Instute of Integral Studies, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.   

I’m always happy to support the next generation of scholars by serving on dissertation committees and thesis committees. If you’re a student at California Institute of Integral Studies, having me on your committee is easy to arrange. If you’re a student elsewhere, find out your school’s policy on external committee members; a lot of schools actually prefer that you have an external member (i.e., a faculty member from a different school) on your committee. Either way, contact me and we’ll talk.


 

Here are downloadable pdf files of some of my academic writings:

Toward a Neuroqueer Future: An Interview with Nick Walker.
My esteemed colleague Dora M. Raymaker conducted this extensive interview with me on the neurodiversity paradigm, the state of neurodiversity scholarship, and where it might all be headed. Published in the journal Autism in Adulthood in 2020.

Transformative Somatic Practices and Autistic Potentials:
An Autoethnographic Exploration.

My doctoral dissertation. Big file; just over 300 pages.

Reduction in social anxiety after MDMA-assisted psychotherapy with autistic adults: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study.
I was a consultant, research associate, and co-author on this study by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), published in 2018 in the journal Psychopharmacology.