Hello! I am a teacher, researcher, editor, and organizer
currently living in the illegally occupied lands of Hawai'i.
I completed my PhD in Geography at the University of
Washington in Seattle, located on the traditional territory
Most recently, I taught as a lecturer in the UW Honors
Program, but I have also taught in Geography, the
Contemporary History of Ideas Program, and as a Project
for Interdisciplinary Pedagogy fellow with UW Bothell's
Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Program.
My research explores questions of health, nature, state violence, and kinship, with a focus on lands and peoples marginalized under US capitalism, White supremacy, heteropatriarchy, and mass incarceration.
My most recent research examines the paradox of prison healthcare, wherein the prisoner is both defined by their lack of citizenship and their constitutional right to healthcare. Other projects have included a collaboration 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 ecologies 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.