Doctoral Candidate in Geography, University of Tennessee

I am a doctoral student in the Department of Geography at the University of Tennessee. I study the politics of commemorating violent and traumatic pasts, and the role of place and memory-work in repairing the wounds of structural violence. My dissertation research analyses the transnational Confederate memorial landscape, and the complicated nature of commemorating and contesting the commemoration of the Confederacy in Brazil.


  • –present
    Doctoral Candidate in Geography, University of Tennessee


  • 2016 
    Oklahoma State University, Master's of Science in Geography


  • 2018
    Social & Cultural Geography, Was Tulsa's Brady Street really renamed? Racial (in)justice, memory-work, and neoliberalism's mandate of least disruption.
  • 2017
    Papers in Applied Geography, Applying critical race and memory studies to university place naming controversies: toward a responsible landscape policy.

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Geographers