I am Faculty of History at South Seattle College since 2022. Prior to my current role, I held an appointment as Faculty Fellow in the Department of Politics at New York University from 2019-2022. I hold a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Washington where I focused on comparative politics, political economy, and research methods. My research interests sit at the intersection of comparative political economy, macro-historical sociology, and political development. My research explores the relationship between state building and elite ideology in the development of national education systems in Europe and the Americas during the 19th century. Relatedly, my teaching focuses on the relationship between settler colonial state formation, capitalist transformation, and political development in the U.S. and Latin America with an emphasis on political institutions, inequality, and social movements.
Prior to my time in Seattle, I taught 6th grade social studies and English language arts in Houston, Texas. I also hold a M.A. in Political Science from the University of Washington, and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Florida.