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—which helped consolidate U.S. state power and transnational capitalism against the threat of Third World hunger, poverty, and unrest—and the histories of U.S. slavery, settlement, and empire 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.