I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine. My research explores the relationship between practices of experimentation in South African housing design and broader shifts in racialized property relations and activist practice post-apartheid. I am supervised by Keith M. Murphy.
My dissertation fieldwork was supported by the National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (Cultural Anthropology and Law & Social Sciences Programs). Before Irvine, I got an MPhil in Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge and a BA in Anthropology and Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame.
Since 2015, I have worked with Bill Maurer on projects that examine financial justice and the socio-legal implications of emergent financial technology innovations. This research has involved things like conducting ethnographic fieldwork at industry conferences, like this one; mentoring computer science undergraduates in a National Science Foundation REU on cryptocurrency ICOs; and contributing data and analysis to a variety of academic outputs, like this chapter.