I am a Ph.D. student in African and African American Studies at Harvard University with a primary field in History. I have an M.F.A. in Design from the University of Texas at Austin (2015) and a B.A. in Fine Arts from The University of Pennsylvania (2008).

My current work focuses on race, labor, and environmental histories of capitalism in Louisiana’s River Parishes in the 19th century.

This research is influenced by ongoing work in New Orleans as a community organizer, French Quarter tour guide, and designer. I am deeply committed to public history and collaborative scholarship.