I am a doctoral student of urban geography
at the Graduate Center, City University of New York.
Under the supervision of Ruth W. Gilmore, my doctoral research investigates the gendered history of public housing in Johannesburg from 1930–1994. Drawing on a range of Marxist, feminist, and postcolonial theory, I attend specifically to how material and discursive struggles around family housing contributed to unsettling and re-articulating racialized constructions of women, family, and urban space. This research speaks to a broader academic and political interest in repositioning women as central the production of cultural landscapes and foregrounding women’s histories and political subjectivities in the study of state-formation. My current research interests, combined with my background in political economy and rural sociology, inform my teaching practice in the Urban Affairs and Planning department at Hunter College.