As an engaged and experienced anthropologist whose research rests at the intersection of race, gender and pop culture, I explore contemporary politics through the use of participatory qualitative and visual methodologies.
I use my unique access to American political figures, parties and communities to analyze the relationship between elected officials and their constituencies, electoral and legislative processes, and political and popular culture more broadly. My current and future published projects continue to connect political history with the political present to make sense of this unprecedented era. With special attention given to cultivating inclusive spaces for a diverse range of scholars and colleagues, I am committed to producing high-quality academic content that is achievable and accessible in person and virtually, and dedicated to keeping students, colleagues and myself connected, engaged and excited.
Embracing diverse people and perspectives, my research subjects and academic projects represent an entwining of knowledge, tying together scholarship from across the academy, social and news media and the kitchen table alike, to join contemporary debates about intersectionality, political culture and our collective future - and as we move toward more open and inclusive academic spaces, both my research and pedagogy interrogate and build upon the theoretical and methodological considerations required of modern scholars.
I welcome opportunities to continue my work on the tremendous growth and impact of digital activism, the life and culture of elections and law-making, and the rise of women, people of color and other underrepresented groups in elective office. For professional inquiries, including research collaborations, conference presentations and CV, please email me at email@example.com.