Human-Environment Interactions, Political Ecology, Fisheries, Rural Production Systems; Urban Food Justice, Feminist Methods, Senegal, Sub-Saharan Africa, Philadelphia
I am an Assistant Professor of Instruction in the Department of Geography and Urban Studies (GUS) at Temple University. My research takes a feminist approach to analyzing natural resource-based production systems in West Africa (esp. Senegal) and Philadelphia. Theorizing gendered access—or the ability to benefit from—fishing and farming, and bridging conversations about sea- and land-centered value chains are my central interests. This work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, Fulbright, and the Society of Women Geographers. Previously an Adjunct Assistant Professor in GUS at Temple, I take an interactive and reflective approach to teaching large lectures, medium-sized classes, and seminars. I earned a BA in Urban Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, MSc in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London, and PhD in Geography from Rutgers University-New Brunswick.
2017, “Gendered seascapes in Senegal,” PhD Thesis, Rutgers University-The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick.
2012, “Migrant fishers in West Africa: roving bandits?” African Geographical Review, 31 (1): 50-62.
2009, “Paying back comes first: why repayment means more than business in rural Senegal,” Gender and Development, 17 (2): 243-254.