I’m an interdisciplinary sociologist with a practitioner bent.
I specialize in sociology of international development using a feminist and postcolonial lens. Feminist, as I use it, means I care about the world being a more equal place for everyone, not just women. And I use the term postcolonial because I complete research that puts places, people, and processes in relation to one another–terms like “modern” and “the West” seem like singular units, but the creation of these constructs involved the identities, labor, and lives of people around the world. Lives which often go unrecognized. Knowledge that builds complex stories about how people’s lives intersect and interact in global society is essential.
In addition to researching development, I work inside of it. I complete research for organizations who are interested to better reach women. Recent work been with the World Bank Africa Gender Innovation Lab, CARE, and the International Center for Wheat and Maize Improvement.