education

Ph.D., Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz, expected 2022  
Designated Emphases: Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Feminist Studies (planned)

M.A., African Studies, Stanford University, 2016
Thesis: “Unmooring the Dhow: Navigating the Indian Ocean in East African Fiction”
Co-Editor, Center for African Studies 50th Anniversary Commemoration Journal

B.A.H., English and Political Science, Seattle Pacific University, 2015
Study Abroad, University of Oxford, Michaelmas 2013

fellowships and awards

Fellow, Los Angeles Review of Books Summer Publishing Workshop, Los Angeles, CA, July 2019
Travel Grant Award, Graduate Student Association, UCSC, March 2019
2018-2019 Qualifying Exam Fellowship, Department of Literature, UCSC, Spring 2019
Regents Fellowship, UCSC, Summer 2018  
Travel Grant Award, Graduate Student Association, UCSC, May 2018
Regents Fellowship, UCSC, Winter 2018
2017-2018 Enrollment Award, Department of Literature, UCSC, Fall 2017