Cultural Anthropology; Science and Technology Studies
Statement of Research Interests:
My research explores Brazilian sugar-based bioeconomies and how these are shaping renewable energy futures. I work with scientists who study sugarcane, yeast, and ethanol in Brazil and am interested in considering the material transformations of energy across different scales and organisms in the realm of Brazilian sugarcane bioethanol and other bio-products. The goal of my research is to expand attention to what becomes energy, when, and for whom, in order to better understand how to study emerging energy regimes in the twenty-first century. This research is greatly influenced by my background in molecular biology.
Statement of Teaching Philosophy:
A great argument won't be effective if it's not communicated well, in any discipline or field. I hope to help make any text the best version of itself it can be, and to share skills and strategies for future writing and revising.
On campus I help coordinate the Ethnography Studio, as well as the Mutant Anthropologies yearly graduate research workshop. I am a predoctoral fellow at the Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences, and a Digital Content Editor for the journal Cultural Anthropology. I enjoy riding my bike, swimming laps in the Rice pool, and baking bread.