Bio and Contact

I am a Lecturer / Assistant Research Scientist in Sociology at Johns Hopkins University, teaching courses in Africana Studies, International Studies, Political Science, and Sociology. I am also the Associate Director of the Program in Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship. And I am affiliated with the 21st Century Cities initiative at Hopkins. My PhD is in American Studies, from NYU, in 2015.

My book, to be 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 am teaching Policing and Prisons in Comparative Perspective and Social Theory in Fall 2019, and last year I taught Black Social Thought and Social Movements and Critical Race Theory, Law, and Criminal Justice. At Harvard, I taught The History of Policing in the United States and Gangsters, Spies, and Revolutionaries: The Underside of US Empire. At NYU, I taught Approaches to Gender & Sexuality Studies, Approaches to Metropolitan Studies, and Concepts in Social & Cultural Analysis.

My writing has appeared in American Quarterly, The Baffler, Boston ReviewCitiesCity, Journal of Urban History, Harvard Design Magazine, HumanityNACLA Report on the Americas, Jacobin, The Brooklyn RailTimes Higher Educationand elsewhere. I also edit an online music magazine.

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