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 combines empirical and theoretical approaches to migration, citizenship and labor. Currently I am writing my doctoral dissertation on migrant domestic workers in Israel/Palestine, looking in particular at the politics of migrant/citizen relationships and networks of solidarity and activism among migrant laborers. Basing my analyses on interviews with migrant laborers and employers, I illustrate how the relationships between domestic workers and their citizen-employers are shaped by the transnational racial/ethnic division of labor markets, racially hierarchical citizenship law and legal exceptionalism. 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 introductory American politics/sociology course introducing students to the branches of government and American political thought, examining in particular how individuals contest gender, racial, sexual and economic inequality through legal activism and social movements. I have also taught 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 have also recently published my first collection of poems, Atop the Staircase.