A House Divided: Movement and Race in Urban Ethnography
A chapter on ethnographic methods and the practice of making home in the field in Home: Ethnographic Encounters (Bloomsbury, 2019).
Together in Crisis
A reflection on the water crisis in Cape Town featured on Platypus (2018).
Stuck in this box of matches
My MPhil thesis in Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge (2013), which explores contestations around the implementation of a pilot “sustainable” housing project in Langa, Cape Town, and traces the relationship between modernist design practices and residents’ ambivalence toward South African democracy.
My BA thesis in Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame (2012), on the creeping criminalization of British squatting. Squat the lot.
Fairness and accountability for algorithms in financial services: addressing bias and discrimination to prevent digital redlining
A research report written with Bill Maurer for the Filene Research Institute on the history of discriminatory lending in the US, the use of consumer data in alternative credit scoring, and the challenges this presents to fairness, accountability, and transparency. (2020)
ThE Lessons of Fintech Apps: Design Matters for Personal Finance
A research report written with Bill Maurer, Chandra Middleton, Vivian Dzokoto, and Jenny Fan for the Filene Research Institute on the impact of the design of personal financial management apps on user experience. (2019)
Media and Impact:
- “Solving for opportunities and impact” in The Economist (November 28, 2019)
- “Fintech apps: Shaping the future of financial literacy?” in UCI School of Social Sciences News (April 1, 2019) and in the IMTFI Blog (April 3, 2019)