I am the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Washington's Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities. My teaching and research interests span a broad range of topics including disaster studies, migration, economic life, humanitarianism, and social unrest in the twentieth century. My research on "private humanitarians" in the socialist period connects multiple conceptual threads such as globalization, natural disasters, diaspora and migration, austerity economics, and transnational solidarity practices through historical as well as multi-sited ethnographic analysis.
I am also currently serving as the PI of a population health equity grant funded by the University of Washington's Population Health Initiative. This interdisciplinary research project studies the efficacy and challenges of distance learning for low-income students of color in the San Diego area during COVID-19. For more information click here.
I invite you to learn more about my research, teaching, and ongoing academic projects.