In my research, I work to meld processes of embodied performativity and affect, such as trans/gendering and racialization, with postcolonial and social movement historical studies. I consider these intersections both in my own work and as historiographic methods within the field of 20th c. U.S. history more broadly.
- History of Sexuality, 20th c. United States History, African American History, LGBTQ History
- “Welcomed to the Spectacle: Looking at the Working Class, the Self-acting Machines, and the Indian Court at the Great Exhibition of 1851”
Working Dissertation Title:
- "Nonviolence, Queer Intimacies, and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement"
- BA: DePaul University
- MA: University of Chicago
Fisher, Simon, Ido Katri, and Rasheedah Phillips, eds., Somatechnics - Trans Temporalities [special issue], 7.1 (forthcoming).
Review of The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice, by Patricia Bell Scott, QED, 3.3 (forthcoming).
“Pauli Murray’s Peter Panic: Perspectives from the Margins of Race and Gender in Jim Crow America,” Transgender Studies Quarterly, 3.1 (2016)
Review of Our Minds on Freedom: Women and the Struggle for Black Equality in Louisiana, 1924-1967, by Shannon Frystak,
The Coordinating Council for Women in History Newsletter, 46.2 (May 2015): 12-13.
Johnson, S., C. Hommerding, S. Fisher, and J. Lanner-Cusin, “Queer Wests: A Historiographical Conversation.” Western History Association Newsletter, Spring 2013.
- Vilas Conference Travel Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Woodrow Wilson Women’s Studies Fellowship, Finalist
- Vilas Research Travel Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- George L. Mosse Graduate Fellowship in LGBT History, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- History Department Pre-dissertator Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Department Dissertator Research Travel Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship, Social Science Research Council
- LGBT Campus Center Fund, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Canadian Committee on the History of Sexuality
- Canadian Committee on Women’s History
- Organization of American Historians
Courses Taught as TA:
- History 102 - U.S. History, 1865-Present
- History 160 - Asian-American History: Migration and Dislocation
- FCS Writing Skills Initiative, Ryerson University (Toronto)
Courses Taught as TA:
- JUS 362 - LGBT Issues and Politics, Northeastern Illinois University (Chicago)
- English 098 - Foundational Writing, Chicago City Colleges