I am a doctoral candidate in sociology at Brown University. My research interests span racial theory and racism, cultural and organizational sociology, and higher education. You can reach me at email@example.com. My pronouns are they/them/theirs.
My projects consider how merit has been historically constructed within higher education by exploring the cultural and ideological relationship between slavery, colonialism, and higher education in the United States. With a specific focus on faculty and how knowledge is produced within elite, academic spaces, my dissertation asks how those who produce expert knowledge for society obtain their own knowledge and expertise on race. My work has been recognized by the Eastern Sociological Society's Charles V. Willie Minority Graduate Student Award, and supported by The Institute for Transformative Practice at Brown University, the Beatrice and Joseph Feinberg Memorial Fund, the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity at Brown University, and the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship. For 2017-2019, I was a Graduate Fellow in Community Engaged Scholarship at Brown University's Swearer Center.
In 2020, I will be presenting my work at
NB: I do not capitalize my name, but am not offended if you do not do so. I often get asked, "Why?" My name was not given to me in English. It was given to me in a language that does not use upper/lower case letters. The use of lowercase letters is, therefore, properly respecting my given, cultural, and religious name.