Graduate student (Ph.D.)
MA, Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2014
BA, Political Science, Haverford College, 2006
The commons; commoning; property; critical and feminist geographies; social reproduction; affordable housing; critical pedagogy; social movements and activism
My current research focuses on the socio-spatial struggles involved in the ongoing development and management of multiple material and immaterial commons. Specifically, I examine the differential ways that people understand and interact with shared resources across space and over time.
My master's research explored the commoning - 'the doing of the commons' - in manufactured housing (also known as mobile homes or trailers) communities in New Hampshire and Wisconsin, where residents formed shared-equity cooperatives in response to the precarity of their housing.
Guest lecture in International Studies 101, Spring 2014 - Solidarity, movement and transformation
Guest lecture in International Studies 101, Spring 2013 - Solidarity, movement and transformation
Beyond tragedy: differential commoning in a manufactured housing cooperative. Antipode (forthcoming).
Book review - Safe Space: Gay Neighborhood History and the Politics of Violence. Urban Studies 52(10): 1934-1936, with Heather Rosenfeld (as The Roestone Collective), 2015.
Safe space: towards a reconceptualization. Antipode 46(5): 1346-1365, with Heather Rosenfeld (as The Roestone Collective), 2014.
Inside, outside and on the edge of the academy: experiments in radical pedagogies. In: Haworth, R. (2012) Anarchist Pedagogies: Collective Actions, Theories, and Critical Reflections on Education. PM Press, with Andre Pusey.
In the regents we trust? How autonomy put tenure on the chopping block. Reclaim UC, with Lenora Hanson, June 2015.
What university administrators gain from $300 million in cuts.Reclaim UC, with Lenora Hanson, February 2015.
The high price of a public authority in Wisconsin. Remaking the University, with Lenora Hanson and Eleni Shirmer, February 2015.
Awards and Honors
Scott Kloeck-Jenson Fellowship 2015
Trewartha/Odebolt Travel Award 2013, 2015
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program 2013
Chancellor's Opportunity Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison 2012
University Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison 2012
Stephen H. Miller Memorial Award, Haverford College 2006
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