Graduate student (Ph.D.)
M.A., Geography, University of Arizona, 2013.
B.A., Development Studies, UC Berkeley, 2011.
Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) Certificate, American University in Cairo, 2016.
Geographies of Waste, Garbage and Discards; Urban Geography; Psychoanalytic Geography; Social Theory; Development Studies; Middle East.
My work, which sits at the intersection of urban geography, development studies, and psychoanalytic geography, is broadly concerned with waste. Using waste as a lens through which to investigate the production of urban space, hygienic subjects, and difference, I seek to understand the relationship between waste management and uneven urban development. In my Masters thesis "Cleaning the Homeland: From the Work of Revolutionaries to the Tactics of a New Regime," I examined the politics of waste management campaigns in Cairo, Egypt before, during, and after the revolutionary events of January 25, 2011. My dissertation will trace the historic and contemporary relationship between waste management and uneven urban development in Cairo from 1952 to the present. I am also engaged in other collaborative projects on waste including a project on popular representations of hoarding and a project on the North American hazardous waste trade.
Teaching Assistant, Introduction to the City (GEOG305), Fall 2017, UW-Madison.
Lecturer, Introduction to Human Geography (GEOG101), Summer 2017, UW-Madison.
Teaching Assistant, Introduction to International Studies (IS101), Fall 2016 and Spring 2017, UW-Madison.
Teaching Assistant, Population Geography, Spring 2012, University of Arizona.
Teaching Assistant, Urban Geography, Fall 2011, University of Arizona.
The American Association of Geographers.
The Center for Culture, History, and Environment.
Awards and Honors
Olmstead Award for Teaching, Department of Geography, UW-Madison, 2017.
Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) Fellow, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University, 2015-2016.
Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, African Studies Program, UW-Madison, 2014.
CHE Graduate Research Grant, Center for Culture, History and Environment, UW-Madison, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.
Trewartha Travel Grant, Department of Geography, UW-Madison, 2013, 2015, 2017.
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship 2012-2017.
Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Arizona, 2012.
Institute of International Studies Junior Scholars Grant, UC Berkeley, 2010.
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