I am a 4th year doctoral candidate in the department of anthropology and part of the Human and Environmental Change lab supervised by Dr. Donald R. Nelson. As a researcher, I am generally interested in how individuals and societies understand water and pollution. My dissertation research is concerned with the ways people experience and feel about polluted waters creating sociopolitical tensions in contexts of inequality. More specifically, I am interested on the role of class and gender in shaping the realities created in toxic, aquatic environments through emotive and sensorial lenses.
In the past I worked as an ethnographer and research assistant at the Cambodian-Laotian Community Strength & Resilience Project for Dr. Denise Lewis.
B.A. Anthropology major, Sociology minor University of South Alabama