A scholar, a researcher, and an educator, I recently received my PhD in Geography from the University of Washington in Seattle. I am currently teaching with the UW Honors Program, but I have also taught with the Contemporary History of Ideas Program and as a teaching fellow with UW Bothell's Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Program.
My research explores the biopolitical production of health under state and market forces, as well as its implications for human-environment relations, political economy, justice, and how we care for one another. My recently completed dissertation Life in Prison: Health, Care, and Biopolitics in the Neoliberal Penitentiary examines the paradox of prison healthcare, wherein the prisoner is both defined by their lack of citizenship and their constitutional right to healthcare. Other past research has included a collaborative project with geographer Skye Naslund investigating the ties between racial capitalism and helminthic therapy - the use of parasites to treat allergies and autoimmune disorders - and my Master's work examining the queer intimacies of 'crazy cat ladies.'
My teaching focuses on creating a classroom that is more than the sum of its parts. Through rigorous inquiry and inclusive collaboration, I work with students to co-create accessible tools needed for individual self-determination and collective liberation - critical thinking, active listening, local application, sustained curiosity, and ethical engagement.