I am an Associate Research Professor of Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University. I am also the Director of the Chloe Center for the Critical Study of Racism, Immigration, and Colonialism. My PhD is in American Studies, from NYU, in 2015.

In Spring 2022, I was a Kluge Fellow at the Library of Congress.

My book, published with University of California Press in Fall 2019, is titled Badges Without Borders: How Global Counterinsurgency Transformed American Policing. My research interests cluster around a few domains: security, policing, and counterinsurgency; the entwinement of foreign and domestic policy; and urbanization. My broad theoretical and methodological agenda is to connect these domains through a critical analysis of race and racism. 

My new research project concerns police participation in formal politics in the United States since the 1970s through professional organizations and unions, as well as police participation in more informal and irruptive social protests. 

At Johns Hopkins, I have taught courses on Black social movements and Black internationalism, police and prisons, social theory, and law and racism. At Harvard, I taught The History of Policing in the United States and Gangsters, Spies, and Revolutionaries: The Underside of US Empire. 

My writing has appeared in American Quarterly, ArtforumThe Baffler, Boston ReviewCitiesCity, Foreign Policy, The GuardianJournal of Urban History, Harvard Design Magazine, Humanity, Modern American HistoryNACLA Report on the Americas, The Nation, The New RepublicJacobin, The Brooklyn RailTimes Higher Education, Viewpoint MagazineThe Washington Postand elsewhere. I also have edited an online music magazine.

For a complete CV or anything else, please contact me at my JHU e-mail address.

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