I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for the Humanities at Tufts (CHAT) and a Project Policy Analyst with the Global Justice program at the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society (HIFIS) at the University of California, Berkeley. I completed my Ph.D. in Society and Environment from the University of California, Berkeley and hold a B.S. in Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution from the University of California, San Diego.
My current book project, Verdant Empire: Racial Capitalism, Containment, and the Settler-Imperial Politics of U.S. Agricultural Development, traces how the U.S.-led international capital-intensive agricultural and rural development efforts that were designed to combat hunger and contain civil unrest during the early Cold War innovated upon early-twentieth century U.S. settler colonial and anti-Black forms of subjection, administration, and governance.
My research has been published in Qui Parle: Critical Humanities and Social Sciences and is forthcoming in Comparative American Studies. As a Project Policy Analyst with the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, I have also co-authored reports on U.S. and global food systems and agri-environmental policy, neoliberalism and international trade, and global dynamics of forced migration.