I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Center for the Humanities at Tufts University and a Project Policy Analyst with the Global Justice program at the Othering & Belonging Institute at the University of California, Berkeley. I hold a Ph.D. in Society and Environment from the University of California, Berkeley.
My first book project is entitled Verdant Empire: Race and Rural Economies of Containment. In it, I investigate the largely obscured connections between the United States’ Cold War-era agricultural and rural development programs and the histories of U.S. racial slavery, settler colonialism, and imperialism from which they emerged.
My research has been published in Qui Parle: Critical Humanities and Social Sciences and Comparative American Studies. As a Project Policy Analyst with the Othering & Belonging Institute, I have also co-authored reports on agricultural and environmental policy, international development and globalization, the climate crisis, and forced migration.