I am a Ph.D. candidate in the History Department with a secondary field in the studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality. As a social and cultural historian of North Africa and the French Empire, I study transregional slave trades in Tunis in the 18th and 19th centuries.
I hold an M.A. in History from Harvard University, and a B.A. in History and Middle Eastern Studies from Tufts University (summa cum laude, 2013). My research has been supported by fellowships from the American Institute of Maghrib Studies (AIMS), the Frederick Sheldon Travelling Fellowship at Harvard's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS), the Harvard History Department, and Harvard's Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Tunis. I am proud to be a co-facilitator of the Spring 2021 Harvard Graduate Student Conference in International and Global History (Con IH): Gender and Empire.
Prior to entering the graduate program, I received a Fulbright to teach in Turkey, and taught Kindergarten and First Grade, all subjects, in New Orleans, Louisiana through Americorps. I also worked with youth and adult English-language learners in Hong Kong.
When I'm not teaching and researching, I'm doing actions with the Boston chapter of SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice), singing in gospel choir, watching K-dramas, writing short stories, and roller-skating.