I am a PhD Candidate and Graduate Teaching Fellow in Political Science at the The Graduate
Center, CUNY. My work lies within the sub-fields of political theory and feminist theory and my areas of research are migration, citizenship, labor and transnational feminisms. Currently I am writing my doctoral dissertation on migrant domestic workers in Israel/Palestine, looking in particular at the politics of migrant/citizen relationships as they are influenced by de jure citizenship hierarchies, the gendering and racialization of transnational labor markets, and land dispossession. Basing my analyses on interviews with migrant laborers and employers, I explore the formation of local and transnational solidarity networks and the provisioning of mutual aid. I hold a Master’s degree in International Studies from The Fletcher School and a BA in Middle East Studies from Brown University.
Currently I am a Visiting Instructor in Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College, where I am also in residence for Fall 2016 at the Five College Women’s Studies Research Center. For the 2016-2017 academic year I am also a Visiting Scholar with Northeastern University’s Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program. From 2011 – 2015 I taught as a Graduate Teaching Fellow in the Political Science Department at Brooklyn College. In this role I designed and taught Contemporary Political Thought, an upper-level introduction to political philosophy since the early twentieth century, and People, Power, and Politics, an interdisciplinary social science course introducing students to American political thought. Last year I also served as a Writing Across the Curriculum Fellow at Borough of Manhattan Community College, where I work with faculty to incorporate writing pedagogy into the classroom.
Outside of the classroom I organize events with the Social and Political Theory Student Association (SPTSA) and co-host the Always Already Podcast, a critical theory radio show. I have also recently published my first collection of poems, Atop the Staircase.