I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
I completed a Ph.D in Environmental Politics and African American Studies at Duke University. I earned a B.A. in English and Political Science from Vassar College, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
My current research traces the roots of contemporary environmental conditions in the U.S. South, specifically in black towns dating back to the post-Bellum era. I've also written about the legal dimensions of environmental justice and equity in food systems.