I research, write, and teach about science and the environment from a sociocultural perspective.
I am a PhD Candidate in Anthropology at Rice University. My research focuses on sugarcane-based bioproducts in Brazil (such as biofuels, bioplastics, and other materials made from sugar) and seeks to understand new and enduring intersections between science, knowledge production, and extraction.
This work takes up themes such as waste, flexibility, productivity, production, materiality, energy, substitution, transition, and futures. I draw on scholarship from the anthropology of science, environmental anthropology, feminist science and technology studies, and energy humanities.
My research is supported by the National Science Foundation. I have a MA in Anthropology from Rice University and a BA in Anthropology and Biology from Haverford College. Prior to starting my doctoral studies, I worked as a research assistant in a molecular biology lab at the University of California San Francisco.