I received my PhD in Anthropology from Princeton University in June 2015. My BA in Anthropology and Russian is from Beloit College.
My research concerns the cosmopolitan projects of people in rural places. I specialize in the study of practices of production, value, technology, and sustainability, tracing forms of the nation, the state, the corporation, and human-nonhuman relationships.
I am currently Research Coordinator for the McNair Scholars Program at San Jose State University.
This past fall and in previous years I taught Introduction to Cultural Anthropology at De Anza College, and last spring I taught courses on the connections between myth, ritual, value, material culture, and nationalism at Hult International Business School in San Francisco. I have also conducted classes on ethnographic methods and Tibetan Buddhism during my graduate training at Princeton University.
More information on my work in progress, professional activities, and education may be found in my curriculum vitae.