I am the author of User's Guide to Pornography (forthcoming, Zer0 Books). I live in San Francisco, CA where I have taught at various universities and colleges since 1998. I have been a Lecturer in the School of Humanities and Liberal Studies at SFSU since 2003.

My courses are broadly concerned with the relationship between contemporary culture and the history of Western philosophy, with particular emphasis on modernism/modernity, theories of the image, porn studies, affect, cinema, gender, sexuality, critical race theory, San Francisco, and political economy.

I studied with Giorgio Agamben in the seminars on The Time That Remains (Il tempo che resta). I hold a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the Program in Philosophy, Literature, and the Theory of Criticism at the State University of New York (SUNY), Binghamton (2005), M.A. in Philosophy from SUNY, Binghamton (2004), MA in Humanities from San Francisco State University, BA in Liberal Arts from Evergreen State College (Olympia, WA) (1997).

I have been teaching San Francisco: Biography of a City since 2003.