Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology & History
B.S. Northland College M.A. Goucher College
My work focuses on Romani communities in the United States and Europe. Specifically I work on the historical representations of said communities throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. I am interested in the ways in which Romani peoples understand and articulate their ethnicity through kinship networks, social and political organizations, and religious practices increasingly associated with Pentecostal and Charismatic forms of Christianity. Additionally, I am interested in the ways in which certain Romani groups have claims to whiteness and how those claims are buttressed through ideas of migration, mobility, and conversely sedentarism.