Curriculum Vitae

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at The Graduate Center, CUNY
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PhD, Human Geography, 2017
The Graduate Center, CUNY; New York, NY
Dissertation title: Placing women, making homes: The landscape of race and family housing in twentieth century Johannesburg 
Advisor: Dr. Ruth Wilson Gilmore

B.A. Sociology, 2010
Concordia University; Montreal, Québec
Thesis superviser: William Reimer


ARC Award for Archival Research in African American and African Diaspora Studies
Pre-Dissertation Travel Award, GC CUNY, Summer 2014 
SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship, 2013
Enhanced Chancellors Fellowship, CUNY Graduate Center, 2012–present
Concordia University Arts and Science Scholar Award, 2008, 2009, 2010

2015, “What is Radical Materialism?” Social Text Online (March 2015).  

2013, Encyclopedia Entry “Smith, Neil” in Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology, R. Jon McGee, Richard L. Warms, eds. (with Malav Kanuga, Zoltan Gluck, Steven McFarland).

2013, “Policing the New Enclosures: On Violence, Primitive Accumulation, and Crisis in the Neoliberal Food Regime” in The Neoliberal Regime in the Agri-Food Sector: Crisis, Resilience and Restructuring, S. Wolf and A. Bonanno, eds.    




"Policing the New Enclosures," Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society, June 24–26, 2012, Chicago, IL. 

"Transatlantic Connections: Commons and Crisis," July 15, 2012, Traficantes de Suenos, Madrid, Spain

"Plateaus of the Crisis," June 18–22, 2012, And And And, Documenta 13, Kassel, Germany

"Cocoa, Underdevelopment, and the Political Economy of Comparative Advantage in Colonial Ghana," NYU, May 7, 2012 (‘One or Several Wolves?’ Colonialism, Capitalism, and Neoliberalism: A Consideration from All Angles) . 

"The Utopian Process of a Collective Garden" (with M. Hyslop), Meeting of Concordia University’s Interdisciplinary Humanities and Communication Studies PhD programs  (“Resistances: Counter-Conduct, Inter-Disruptions and Compromising Acts”), May 2010, Montreal, QC.  

Graduate Teaching Fellow 
Hunter College; New York, NY, Fall 2013–Spring 2014
Taught the course Introduction to Urban Life. Designed course structure and requirements; lectured and administered all grades.

Teaching Assistant
City College; New York, NY, Spring 2012 
Assisted Professor Daniel DiSalvo in the course “Introduction to American Politics.” Led weekly discussion sessions; graded all written work and determined final grades.
Teaching Assistant
Concordia University; Montreal, Québec, Spring 2010
Assisted Professor Roger Maclean in the course “The Sociology of Business.” Corresponded with students; graded all written work, and determined final grades.





College Assistant, Earth and Environmental Sciences, 2015–Present
CUNY Graduate Center; New York, NY

Graduate Special Assistant, Mellon Transdisciplinary Committees, 2013–Present
CUNY Graduate Center; New York, NY

Research Assistant, Global Futures Laboratory, 2009–10
Concordia University; Montreal, Canada
Assisted with the Concordia Digital Food Stories Project, a multi-year digital initiative led by Dr. Satoshi Ikeda (Canada Research Chair Political Sociology of Global Futures). Helped to design and plan project, carry out research, manage data, and conduct preliminary analysis.

Research Assistant, New Rural Economies (NRE) Project, 2009–10
Concordia University; Montreal, Canada
Assisted with the NRE Food Systems Research project led by Dr. William Reimer. Created research design to investigate factors of social and environmental sustainability within urban food systems. Carried out research in Montreal, Québec, and contributed to final report.

Research Assistant, 2009
Concordia University; Montreal, Canada
Contributed research to the Study of CSA for Sustainable Futures, led by Dr. Satoshi Ikeda. Conducting interviews in Canada and the United States and contributed to final report.