I am a PhD Candidate at Northwestern University. I am trained as an urban sociologist with additional training and interest in African American Studies, Settler Colonial Studies, and Museum Studies. My research agenda is centered around understanding the relationship between settler colonialism and urban development in the United States. My dissertation research is focused on looking at the settler colonial underpinnings of rhetoric used by actors to make claims to urban spaces, both public and residential. 

In addition to my primary sociological work, I also work as a qualitative research consultant and science fiction writer. As a research consultant I conduct basic and evaluation research for organizations interested in exploring issues of racism, urban poverty, and inequality. I also provide training for internal staff to help them build the capacity to conduct internal research for organizations.  

As a fiction writer, I’m currently writing a science fantasy serial called By Any Magical Means Necessary about a Balck and Indigenous upraising in a near future United States.  

Follow the links at the top of the screen to explore all my work.