I am currently a Lecturer in the Departments of History and African American Studies at University of California-Los Angeles. From 2014-2016, I was the Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. I received my PhD from University of Southern California’s Department of American Studies and Ethnicity in 2014. Trained in interdisciplinary methods, my research and teaching focuses on the interconnection between social movements, public policy, and political economy in post-1865 U.S. history. My fields of interest include African American Studies, history of capitalism, working-class history, policing and imprisonment, U.S. and the world, fiscal and monetary policy, and heterodox economics.
My book manuscript, Fearing Inflation, Inflating Fears: The Civil Rights Struggle for Full Employment and the Rise of the Carceral State, 1929-1986, is under contract with University of North Carolina Press for their Justice, Power and Politics series.
I also co-host and produce Who Makes Cents?: A History of Capitalism Podcast with Betsy Beasley.