University of Pennsylvania                                                           PhD 2017

Joint Degree Candidate: Africana Studies & Education

Dissertation Co-Chairs: John L. Jackson, Jr. and Kathleen D. Hall

Dissertation Title: Progressive Dystopia: Settlers, Slaves, and the Limits of Solidarity

Tufts University                                                                               MAT 2003

Master’s of Arts in Teaching; Secondary English Instruction

Tisch School of the Arts, New York University                             BFA 2002

Theater with Honors  


& Fellowships




2016               Penn SAS Dissertation Completion Fellowship

2016               Summer Research Grant, Penn Center for Africana Studies

2014               Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

2013               Ford Foundation Fellowship, Dissertation Award

2013               Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship (Declined)

2013-2015      Point Foundation Scholar

2009-2015     Fontaine Fellow, University of Pennsylvania