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- B.A., 2011, University of California-Berkeley
- M.A., 2015, University of California-Santa Barbara
- Ph.D., 2019, University of California-Santa Barbara
Areas of Expertise
Race, Class, and Gender
I am an ethnographer who examines how intersections of race, class, and gender shape forces of globalization. I’m especially interested in how these dynamics unfold in urban environments. Growing up in the California Bay Area fueled my general concern for how social inequalities are masked and mediated in multiracial spaces.
At Colby, I teach Race, Ethnicity, and Society; Sociology of Gender; Urban Sociology; Sociology of Globalization; Qualitative Methods; and Classical Sociological Theory. I aim to prepare students to challenge social injustices beyond the classroom. To that end, I also contribute to the grassroots organization Maine People’s Alliance.
My current research project focuses on township tourism in Cape Town, South Africa. I pinpoint home-based township hospitality as a site of postcolonial placemaking and illustrate how Black South African women construct transnational narratives of Black neighborhood and nation.
I serve on the editorial board for Sociology of Race & Ethnicity. My work has won recognition from the American Sociological Association’s Race, Gender, Class and Global/Transnational Sociology sections as well as the Society for the Study of Social Problems’ Teaching Social Problems division. You can read some of my publications here.