I study slavery and freedom in the Atlantic world and am currently working on a project on the 1825 Haitian Indemnity debt, focusing on its international significance for imperialism, abolition, and finance. I am also interested in alternative archival methodologies, particularly those relating to humor and jokes.
Before Penn I earned a B.A. from Columbia University in both History and Philosophy. My senior thesis on medical imaginaries and the emergence of biopolitics on eighteenth-century Saint Domingue plantations won the 2018 Lily Prize in history.
I currently serve as co-President of Clio, the history department's graduate student organization, and co-organize a reading group on the philosophy of history.
Advisor: Sophia Rosenfeld
B.A., History (honors) and Philosophy, Columbia University, 2018
slavery and abolition; gender; race; humor; the Atlantic World, particularly the Caribbean; 18th and 19th century France and its empire; political economy; intellectual history; medicine and science
HIST 001: Making the Modern World
HIST 153 / URB 104: Transformations of Urban America, 1945-Present