Welcome! I am currently a University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
My research focuses on connecting flows of knowledge and practices of coastal modification with the emerging and uneven geographies of climate change in order to trace the ways in which climate vulnerability and environmental injustice are being shaped by entanglements of science and politics.
I draw on historical and ethnographic methods to engage with environmental sociology, human geography, development, and science and technology studies. I have fieldwork experience in Guyana, the Netherlands, Venice, Japan, and the Maldives.
Currently, I am developing a manuscript based on my research and am also at work on two new projects: one on sand mining, and another on issues of democracy and climate justice in the Maldives.
Ph.D., Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara (2014)
M.A., Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara (2011)
B.A., Science, Technology, and Society, Pomona College (2006)
Awards and Honors
Winifred and Louis Lancaster Dissertation Award in Social Sciences (2014-16)
UCSB Graduate Student Association Teaching Award, Honorable Mention (2014)
NSF Minority Opportunity Through School Transformation Writing Award (2013)
Mellon-Sawyer Seminar Series on Sea Change Mini Grant (2013)
James D. Kline Fund for International Studies Award (2012)
UCSB Graduate Research Mentorship Fellowship (2012)
UCSB Affiliates Graduate Dissertation Fellowship (2012)
NSF Center for Nanotechnology and Society Graduate Fellowship (2008-10)
UCSB Central Fellowship (2007)
Phi Beta Kappa (2006)