I am a PhD Candidate in U.S. History at New York University, whose work recovers a largely forgotten transnational mystical feminist socialist movement at the turn of the twentieth century.
I am also currently a core member of Mutual Aid NYC, a group that supports the growth and development of the Mutual Aid movement across and beyond New York City. There, I am working with a group of brilliant people to build an Organizing Resource Library by and for organizers across movements in and around New York City to co-locate, find and preserve materials vital to their organizing work.
In my research, I explore the questions of how and why certain ideas become popular at certain times; what the role of bodily practices has been and can be in socialist thought; and how intellectual and religious traditions are transmitted and change over time; in short, how, why and when new thoughts become thinkable and better ways of being possible.
In my teaching, I integrate popular culture and academic research to invite my students into activist work. I teach classes on the history of activism to allow students to situate themselves and the uprisings around them within, long, transnational traditions of struggling for social justice, and to equip them with the tools to critically and lovingly encounter and challenge the world around them.
In my organizing, moreover, I am committed to supporting communities, kin, and institutions that center the needs and experiences of marginalized peoples and to exploring how my work can in some small way help strengthen a transnational left.