Late Modern Europe
I am a historian of modern Europe, specializing in modern Britain and its empire. My dissertation, Family, Nation, Empire: An Imperial History of Public Housing in Britain, 1890-2017, argues that the law of public (council) housing was a domestic expression of the politics of empire and decolonization as it was designed to produce stable, productive working-class families who took a particular form, that of the white, heterosexual nuclear family.
I am an occasional guest writer for the Social Housing Law Association, London, I have been a Scholar of Berkeley's Network for a New Political Economy since 2021 and I was the coordinator of the Berkeley-Stanford British Studies Reading Group from 2018 to 2020.
- state formation
- imperialism and decolonization
Select Fellowships and Awards
Berkeley Empirical Legal Studies Graduate Fellowship, 2023-24
George Guttridge Prize for British or American Colonial History, 2023
Berkeley Economy and Society Initiative Research Grant, 2023
North American Conference on British Studies Dissertation Fellowship, 2021-22
Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies Graduate Prize, 2022
Berkeley Center for Race and Gender Research Grant, 2020