I am completing a Ph.D. in Anthropology at The New School. I have research interests in the earth sciences and environmental history, low-frequency sound and transmission arts, and studies of financial technology, reinsurance, and capital markets in Southeast Asia.
My dissertation documents the role of earth and actuarial science in different stages of risk transfer financial service design and draws on ethnographic research in Singapore and Indonesia.
I have been fortunate to receive support from the Social Science Research Council’s IDRF program, The Wenner-Gren Foundation, and The New School’s GIDEST and Heilbroner Fellowships.
As a university teacher, I have designed and taught undergraduate and graduate courses on anthropological theory and methods, science studies, social studies of finance, social theory, and sound studies at Eugene Lang College and Parsons. I enjoy teaching and am passionate about helping students to develop their analytical and creative interests.
In New York, I coordinate the Platform Economies Research Network and have worked as a research associate at the design firm Terreform.