I am a graduate of the PhD program in the History, Theory & Criticism of Architecture and Art at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Fellow (2016-17) at the Weatherhead Initiative on Global History at Harvard University. I have a background in cultural studies, and study urban and architectural history of the 20th century from a global perspective, with a particular interest in Germany, Japan, and the United States. My work brings together critical theory and historiography in the analysis of urban social issues in a global world.
Outside of pursuing my research, I was involved in residential life and student citizenship at MIT. For over five years, I was mentoring undergraduate students as a Resident Tutor in Maseeh Hall, MIT’s largest undergraduate dormitory, and I served on various committees and working groups.
In May 2016, I was awarded the Karl Taylor Compton Prize, MIT’s highest award given to a student in recognition of excellent achievements in citizenship and devotion to the welfare of MIT.