Bio

I am a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities at MIT, where I work at the intersection of media and cultural studies, urban studies, and the sociology of climate change. I received a PhD in Media, Culture, and Communication from New York University. I also hold an MSc in Culture and Society from the Department of Sociology at the London School of Economics and a BA in Communication and Spanish and Latin American Literature from the George Washington University. While at MIT, I am developing my first book project, Retreat: Moving to Higher Ground in a Climate-Changed City, under advance contract with the University of Chicago Press. Retreat is based on fieldwork and interviews I conducted over four years in the New York City borough of Staten Island, where coastal residents organized after Hurricane Sandy to lobby for government buyouts of their homes. I’ve spoken about this research for The New Yorker, New Orleans Public Radio, and WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show.

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