I am a PhD Candidate and Graduate Fellow in Political Theory at the CUNY Graduate Center. I also teach People, Power and Politics at Brooklyn College, a course on American social movements and grassroots activism. I hold a BA in Middle East Studies from Brown University and a Master’s degree in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Currently I am writing my doctoral dissertation on migrant caregivers in Israel and their relationships with Jewish-Israeli citizens, a project based upon my field work in and around Tel Aviv.
Prior to graduate school I spent time in Jerusalem working in the NGO world and interning with the UN, writing about the role of women in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations as a consultant, and volunteering with the Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission as part of my work with The Carter Center in Atlanta. I also taught seventh grade English in southwest Atlanta, an experience that continues to inform my current teaching.
Currently I live in between Brooklyn and Tel Aviv. When not reading, writing, interviewing or teaching, I enjoy writing and performing poetry, playing banjo and studying Hebrew Bible.