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 international relations and combines empirical and theoretical approaches to migration, citizenship, and the gendered and racialized construction of labor. Currently I am writing my doctoral dissertation on migrant caregivers in Israel/Palestine, looking in particular at the politics of migrant/citizen relationships, networks of mutual aid and activism among migrant laborers, and the ever-evolving connection between migrant labor policy, Israel’s policies towards Palestinian citizens of Israel, and occupation. This project is based upon field work in and around Tel Aviv. I hold a Master’s degree in International Affairs from The Fletcher School and a BA in Middle East Studies from Brown University.
As a Graduate Teaching Fellow I taught for three years in the Political Science Department at Brooklyn College, CUNY. I designed and taught both People, Power, and Politics, an American politics core course examining political power and social movements, and Contemporary Political Thought, an upper-level introduction to political philosophy since the early twentieth century. I am currently 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 am also completing a collection of poems, Atop the Staircase, to be published in February, 2016.