Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D., 2018-2024 (anticipated), International History, Harvard University
    • Certificate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (anticipated )
    • Dissertation Title: Sites of Servitude: Transregional Slave Trades, Difference and Belonging in Tunis (1741-1895)
    • Dissertation Committee: Mary Lewis, Rosie Bsheer, Emmanuel Akyeampong
  • M.A., May 2020, History, Harvard University
  • B.A., May 2013, History and Middle Eastern Studies, Tufts University
    • Dean’s List, Summa Cum Laude; Member, Phi Beta Kappa
    • Semester Study Abroad, Spring 2012, Rabat, Morocco, Université Mohammed V
  • The New Teachers’ Project Academy, Elementary Education, Louisiana, May 2014

Awards and Recognitions (Select)

  • American Institute for Maghrib Studies Short-Term Research Grant, 2021
  • Harvard GSAS Frederick Sheldon Travelling Fellowship, 2021-2022
  • Harvard Graduate Student Council Summer Research Grant, 2020
  • Harvard History Department Summer Research Award, 2019-2020
  • Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies-Tunis Summer Arabic Program, 2019
  • Fulbright English Teaching Fellow, Turkey, 2016-2017 (program suspended due to coup)
  • Teach for America Sue Lehmann Excellence in Teaching Regional Fellow, April 2015

Publications and Presentations (Select)

  • Comment on Or Rosenboim (City, University of London), “A Food Utopia? Ideas of Plenty and Italian Colonialism in Libya before WWI,” Harvard Global Political Thought Fall Seminar, October 18, 2021
  • Comment on Perin Gürel (University of Notre Dame), “The Politics of Beauty: Modernization Theory, Comparativism, and the Last Empress of Iran,” Harvard International & Global History Seminar, Harvard University, December 2020
  • Introduction to Labor and Discipline from a Global Perspective, Co-authored with Jesús Solís, Con-IH Virtual Publication, Summer 2020
  • “How dare you enslave people whereas they were born free?” Race, Religion, and the Re-enslavement of the Haratin in late-seventeenth century Morocco, paper presented at New Eyes on the 18th Century Symposium, Harvard Mahindra Center, February 12, 2019

Conferences Organized

  • Co-Facilitator, “Gender and Empire,” 21st Harvard Graduate Conference on International History, Harvard University, Spring 2021
  • Organizing Committee, Harvard Grad Conference on International History, 2018-2020

Research Expertise

  • Middle East and North Africa, French Empire, Atlantic Slavery, Gender and Sexuality

Language Skills

  • English (native), French (advanced), Modern Standard Arabic (advanced), Italian (intermediate), Cantonese (beginner)

Teaching and Employment (Select)

  • Harvard University, Teaching Fellow, Fall 2020 -- present
    • I facilitate Nation and Immigration in France since 1870 (survey; Bok Center Media and Design Fellow) and French Colonial Encounters (seminar) for Prof. Mary Lewis in Harvard’s History Department
  • Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies—Tunisia, Research Assistant for Digital Humanities Initiative, Summer 2020 -- present
    • I assist in creating a database for the study of a neglected corpus of recently digitized archival texts related to the 20th-century Tunisian literary scene