ABOUT

I am a lecturer in the Honors Program at the University of Washington in Seattle, where I recently completed my PhD in Geography. I have also taught with the Geography department, the Contemporary History of Ideas Program, and as a teaching fellow with UW Bothell's Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Program. I live and teach on Indigenous land, the traditional territory of the Duwamish, Suquamish, and Coast Salish peoples.

 

My research explores questions of health, nature, state violence, and kinship, with a focus on lands and peoples that have been marginalized by 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.