I hold a Ph.D. in Sociology and specialize in global structural inequality, hierarchy, power, and the connections between exploitative economic systems and climate change, air pollution exposure disparities, racism and othering. I engage in Black Study and I’m particularly interested in global-local social movements that affirm Black(ness) and Black futurity.

I defended my Sociology doctoral thesis May 31, 2018 at the University of Neuch√Ętel and earned a Magna Cum Laude distinction. My doctoral project focused on global economic stratification as it relates to the rise of China and its impact on various regions in the Global South.

I am trained in macro-comparative quantitative research methods and utilize case studies and other qualitative research tools to draw out the complex connections that exist within the modern capitalist interstate system.

I received my MA in Political Science from the University of Lausanne. My MA thesis examined the evolution of Tocqueville’s writings on the issues of race and inequality.

I received my BA in Government from Claremont McKenna College. My BA thesis dealt with the welfare reforms under the Clinton Administration.

I am a proud alumna of Santa Monica College; an immigrant; and first generation college graduate!