About me

I am a recent graduate of Brown University intending to pursue a PhD in the humanities. I concentrated in Archaeology and the Ancient World (as a member of the Engaged Scholars Program) and also completed an Independent Concentration in Critical Thought and Global Social Inquiry. In 2019–20 I was an Undergraduate Fellow at the Cogut Institute for the Humanities. I also served as an undergraduate representative on the College Curriculum Council and played clarinet for four years in the Brown University Orchestra.

I am interested in the world as a contested category in philosophy and the natural and human sciences. My work lies at the intersection of history, anthropology, and philosophy, intervening in broad debates about objectivity, alterity, and humanism. In my senior honors thesis, I develop resources to think through the category of the world by focusing on Hannah Arendt, a twentieth-century German-Jewish political philosopher, and the Khoi-San, an indigenous people of South Africa. My other work reflects different approaches to developing a critical history of the world as a category. For instance, I am currently involved in an NSF-funded project that uses isotopic analysis of early modern North Atlantic textiles to explore patterns of trade, globalization, and women’s labor. I also work on a project on John Wesley Gilbert, a classicist and the first African-American to earn a graduate degree from Brown; in archaeological ethnography and community archaeology projects; and in cooperation with Women’s Refugee Care, a Providence NGO founded and run by Congolese refugees. In my work, I strive to engage communities and articulate the public value of my scholarship. For more examples of my work, please see my CV and my portfolio.