Bio and Contact

I am a Lecturer in Africana Studies and an Assistant Research Scientist in Sociology at Johns Hopkins University. 

My book, to be published with University of California Press, is currently titled Policing Revolution: Cold War Counterinsurgency at Home and Abroad. My research interests cluster around a few domains: security, policing, and counterinsurgency; the entwinement of foreign and domestic policy; and urbanization. My broad theoretical and methodological agenda is to connect these domains through a critical analysis of race and racism. 

My new research project concerns the participation of police in formal politics in the United States since the 1970s through professional organizations and unions, as well as in more informal and irruptive social protests. 

At Johns Hopkins, I am teaching Policing and Prisons in Comparative Perspective in Fall 2018. At Harvard, I taught The History of Policing in the United States and Gangsters, Spies, and Revolutionaries: The Underside of US Empire. At NYU, I taught Approaches to Gender & Sexuality Studies, Approaches to Metropolitan Studies, and Concepts in Social & Cultural Analysis.

My writing has appeared in American Quarterly, The BafflerCitiesCity, Journal of Urban History, Harvard Design Magazine, HumanityNACLA Report on the Americas, Jacobin, The Brooklyn Rail, and elsewhere. I also edit an online music magazine.

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