My scholarship focuses on the role of knowledge in relations of power and resistance. I have two primary domains of scholarship:
Politics of Public Higher Education
Grounded in my experience as a teacher scholar at a public college with predominantly first generation to college students, my recent research focuses on the intersectional politics of public higher education in the face of growing inequality and eroding state support. My primary focus is on how this racialized austerity is undermining the liberatory promises of public higher education for marginalized communities and how these promises can defended and strengthened.
Politics of Psychedelic Science
Beginning with my dissertation, my other primary domain of research examines the intersectional politics of knowledge within the psychedelic sciences. In this research, I draw on feminist theory and sociology of knowledge to analyze how intersectional politics of knowledge are enacted in the unique conjunction of spirituality and science found within the psychedelic sciences. As one of the few social scientists in a field dominated by the biomedical disciplines, my research contributes an important but underrepresented analytic approach. My research is part of a growing effort on the part of social scientists within the field of psychedelics research and practice to interrogate the political, social, cultural and historical dimensions to this contested but growing field.