About Annie

Annie reading on couch

Annie is a doctoral student and a former college professor. She is concurrently working towards a Ph.D. in Social Work and a Graduate Certificate in Gender and Women’s Studies. She holds a master’s degree in International Relations and a bachelor’s degree in English. Her research interests include constructions of mental health, women and psychology, international social work, theories of social justice, homelessness and sexuality, and LGB suicidology.

Blah, blah, blah, formal stuff.

Okay. I tried writing about myself in the third person, but it’s just too weird.

Hello! I’m Annie. I’m a Kentucky native, but my husband and I recently uprooted our two kids (a cat named Psyche and a Miniature Australian Shepard named Indiana) and moved to the Great Northwest. And it is pretty great, although I miss the easy access to Ale8-One and Waffle House. At least there’s plenty of bourbon out here!

My affinity for midcentury films and culture began as a child. While my friends were collecting posters of Johnathon Taylor Thomas (Ah, JTT! Remember him? No? Guess I’m getting old…) I was crushing on Cary Grant.  I discovered vintage reproduction clothes in my mid-twenties, and I’ve been slowly amassing a collection of wiggle dresses and circle skirts ever since.

I am also an unapologetic feminist and a social justice advocate. A pin-up feminist, you ask? You betcha.

I hope you’ll join me on this journey of subversion and paradox. I also hope that you’ll recognize that as a white, privileged, and cisgender woman, my perspective is extremely limited. Despite playfully dubbing myself the “pinup professor” I am no expert on women’s issues, and I have much to learn from you, the reader. I want to hear from you, and I want to ensure that your voice is included.

So please feel free to introduce yourself!

I’d love to (cyber) meet you.