As a Ph.D. candidate in Social Anthropology at York University and Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS SSHRC Fellow, my doctoral research, supervised by Natasha Myers, Ken Little, and Maggie MacDonald, investigates music therapy and the aesthetics of healing. My broad research interests include affect theory, sensory anthropology, sound studies, medical anthropology, queer and feminist theory, and decolonial praxis. At York, I am a member of the Public Anthropology Collaboratory, the Politics of Evidence Working Group Steering Committee, and the Editorial Collective for Contingent Horizons: The York University Student Journal of Anthropology. I am also a Contributing Editor for Cultural Anthropology.
Before beginning my doctoral studies at York, I provided research support for Queer in Africa at the University of Cape Town (2016) and worked in HIV and public health research at the Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa (2012-2015) and the Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health (2011-2012). I have been a Teaching Assistant and Academic Tutor for undergraduate courses in Anthropology, Sociology, Gender and Women’s Studies, and Musicology. I hold an M.A. in Gender Studies (Central European University 2011) and a B.Mus. with Honours in Musicology (Dalhousie University 2010).