I am a Fritz Thyssen Postdoctoral Fellow at the Willy Brandt School, University of Erfurt, with significant academic and policy-relevant research experience, specializing in whiteness/critical race theories, masculinity/gender studies, qualitative methods and international relations, comparative politics and human rights. I also teach M.A. and B.A. level courses on race, gender, international law and international relations. I received my PhD from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, U.S.A., in February 2021, and my dissertation on "White Reckonings" received the Peter Ackerman Award for most outstanding doctoral dissertation in 2021, having accompanied anti-racist white activists and male-identified feminists as they endeavored to contribute to transformative justice possibilities in the United States. My current research looks comparatively and globally at issues of colonial-racial reckoning and repair, with a particular focus on white masculinities in Germany and the United States. Prior to my graduate studies, I also worked in global humanitarian assistance and human rights, having managed humanitarian programs in a number of disaster, conflict and post-crisis environments. Raised in the United States, I currently live in Germany with my German partner and binational daughter.
Courses taught at the Brandt School
Summer Term 2021
Gender & Conflict
Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt