Announcements and Upcoming Events

April 23, 2019

On Thursday, April 25, I will be speaking on a panel along with other graduates of UC Berkeley's Science and Technology Studies Designated Emphasis program about academic careers in STS and History of Science. I am very excited to be sharing the stage with Angelo Matte...

April 18, 2019

My article on Afro-Italian women entrepreneurs and citizenship in Italy was recently published in the journal Social & Cultural Geography. The research that I conducted for this piece was also featured in a press release by the UC Santa Cruz Newscenter! 

"The recent wav...

January 7, 2019

I am very excited to announce that I will be giving three talks about my book project Citizenship and Diasporic Ethics: Youth Politics in the Black Mediterranean over the coming months:

February 28, 2019, 4:00-5:30pm

"Citizenship and Diasporic Ethics in the Black Mediter...

May 10, 2018

 I am pleased to announce that I have accepted a tenure-track position in the Department of Sociology at UC Santa Cruz! I will begin in the fall of 2018, and will focus my research and teaching on questions of race, immigration, and inequality. I am honored and al...

March 6, 2018

I am pleased to announce that the special issue of Etnografia e ricerca qualtiativa (Ethnography and qualitative research) I co-edited with Ilaria Giglioli and Alesandro Tiberio, "Rethinking 'Europe' through an ethnography of its borderlands, peripheries, and margins"...

December 19, 2017

I am putting the finishing touches on my upcoming winter quarter course at UC Santa Cruz, "The Political Economy of Race." This class, offered through the Community Studies program, is designed to introduce students to key debates and issues related to the connection b...

October 30, 2017

I am pleased to be a discussant at the Technopolitics and Empire symposium, which will be held at UC Berkeley on November 2nd (9:30am-4:30pm) in 470 Stephens Hall. The day-long workshop will offer graduate students and faculty an opportunity to share current research a...

October 4, 2017

We are now accepting applications for the 11th annual Summer School on Black Europe! 

The overall goal of this intensive two-week course is to examine the contemporary circumstances of the African Diaspora in Europe. We will focus on the historical and colonial legacies...

September 19, 2017

"Solitary Boat in Red and Blue" by Ficre Ghebreyesus

Along with Laura Ruberto of Berkeley City College, I am organizing a series of events this fall entitled "Hopeful Encounters, Violent Collisions: Black and Italian Diasporas in the Contact Zone." This series of events...

September 19, 2017

I am thrilled to be co-organizing the symposium "Black Geographies: Insurgent Knowledge, Spatial Poetics, and the Politics of Blackness" along with Jovan Lewis, Sharad Chari, and Kaily Heitz. This event will take place from October 11-12, 2017 at UC Berkeley and will f...

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