My doctorate is in the interdisciplinary City, Culture + Community program at Tulane University. In my dissertation, “Exposure to Environmental Hazards: Analyzing the Location and Distribution of Landfills across the contiguous United States,” I utilize quantitative, qualitative, and spatial methods to analyze relationships between social and environmental inequality at the sub-national level of analysis. I employ a feminist intersectionality approach for guiding research questions and hypothesis testing. This research is sponsored by a NSF grant (#1602813).
My research areas include political economy and the environment, global and urban sustainability, gender and society, climate change and disasters, and mixed-methodologies. I have two main research lines: 1) applying theories of intersectionality to studies of the environment; and, 2) applying queer and feminist theories to policies and interventions around personal-based violence.
I received my B.A. in American Studies with a minor in Gender and Women’s Studies from Scripps College of the Claremont Consortium. I received my M.A. in Social Ethics and Depth Psychology and Religion from Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University in New York City.