academivist + educator + researcher + writer
I am an assistant professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Core Division at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont in the United States and a research associate at the Chair for Critical Studies in Higher Education Transformation (CriSHET) at Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. I believe that scholarship has the capacity to serve as a form of "activism," an ever-evolving means to achieving social transformation. In my research, teaching, speaking, and writing of critical comparative global and transnational disparities, therefore, I explore relationships between resilience, resistance, oppression, and liberation. Addressing issues of (in)justice and (in)equity within in/formally designed education and knowledge structures of society pivot my approach. Within an inter-/trans-disciplinary realm, it is my aim to reconceptualize knowledges and practices, particularly within the context of disenfranchisement. My work intersects sociologies of education and knowledge with critical ethnic studies, social movement/activism studies, media, and science and technology studies. Read More . . .