I am an associate professor in Cultural Studies at George Mason University. I completed a Ph.D. in Sociology at the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY) in 2010, and spent Fall 2010 as a Visiting Scholar at the University of California Riverside with the Department of Ethnic Studies and Center for Ideas and Society.

My study of how racialized housing insecurity becomes organized as a governable social problem, The Value of Homelessness: Managing Surplus Life in the United States, was published in September 2015 from University of Minnesota Press. You can read an interview about the book here.

I am currently conducting research for a new book project about the spatial logics and crises of HIV/AIDS. I am also at work on a smaller project about the relationships between settler colonialism, militarized policing, and gentrification.

I’m always happy to discuss my work, and I gladly receive suggestions of new things to read and think through. Feel free to say hello.