I am currently an Assistant Professor of Women's, Gender + Sexuality Studies at Yale University. In July 2016 I will join Columbia University's faculty as Assistant Professor of Anthropology.

I earned my Ph.D. from the joint program in Anthropology and French Studies at New York University and held a postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University's Society of Fellows in the Humanities. 

I am the former managing editor of two journals: Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism and Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society.

Outside of academe I am the former coordinator of Oakland's Prison Activist Resource Center and the former Board Chair of New York City's Audre Lorde Project. I also taught for three years in Atlanta Public Schools, at Collier Heights/Usher Elementary and KIPP WAYS Academy.