I am a PhD candidate in Geography at Clark University. My dissertation project, "Domino in the Longue Durée (1791-1883): Racial Capitalism and the Urban Question," explores the prehistory of the Domino Sugar Refinery, a landmarked industrial building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn through the lens of Atlantic slavery. My research draws on the fields of Black geographies, racial capitalism, historical geography, and urban theory. My qualifying exam fields were in critical urban theory, political economy and racial capitalism, and a self-designed field called "Mobility, representation, and power."
In addition to the historical dimensions of my work, I also have a master's degree in urban planning and policy with a critical focus on industrial land use, property-led economic development strategies, and zoning policy. I have held research positions and internships at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the Center for the Preservation of Civil Rights Sites (University of Pennsylvania), the Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center, the Urban Manufacturing Alliance, the Bronx Cooperative Development Initiative, and the Office of the NYC Public Advocate.
I am currently the Associate Managing Editor of Urban Affairs Review, a peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes original research on urban studies and politics.