A critical examination of gay neighborhoods as spaces that produce racial violence. While both popular and scientific understandings of modern gay neighborhoods position these spaces as sites of resistance, equality, sexual citizenship, and utopian desires, I argue that gay neighborhoods have historically operated, and continue to operate, as productive sites of violence and, particularly, as mechanisms of racial violence.

Contemplation of the pain and profit of the grief economy at the National Pulse Memorial and Museum, published in The Avery Review (Columbia University). 

An analysis of how digital social networking—a medium that has been regarded as a vehicle to build community and advance social justice—also functions as a vehicle for segregation and a means of reproducing homonormativity. 

This essay contextualizes the narratives surrounding Pulse with a political-economic analysis of the massacre, its antecedents, and its aftermaths to position the Pulse massacre at the nexus of militarism, neoliberalism, and multiculturalism.