I'm a social/cultural geographer with interdisciplinary interests in religion, mobility, and difference.
My teaching and research interests lie at the nexus of political economy and cultural politics through the interdisciplinary frameworks of social/cultural geography, postcolonial cultural studies, and critical race, sexuality and gender studies. Reflecting my training in feminist and interdisciplinary cultural studies with a commitment to social change, my work engages with cultural dynamics and political contestations in contemporary articulations of race, sexuality, gender, religion, and nation. I work closely with colleagues in anthropology, Asian studies, religious studies, and gender and sexuality studies.
I emphasize informed engagement and critical thinking in my courses, and encourage self-reflexive writing and creative research. I have published student writings on On the Move: an undergraduate journal of creative geographies to foster interpretative and analytical writing skills and showcase research-based storytelling.
PhD in Geography (University of California, Berkeley), 2009
BA in English & Women's Studies (University of California, Berkeley), 1995