I am a sociologist and legal scholar whose work focuses on property, cities, social policy, and human rights. More specifically, I use historical and ethnographic methods to understand how and why reformers have sought to use property to address poverty and unemployment, by reallocating rights to use idle resources. I am working on a book manuscript that examines these questions through a study of urban farming and gardening in Chicago since the 1890s. I received a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2018, hold a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and am currently a visiting scholar at the American Bar Foundation in Chicago. In 2019 I will teach international law at the Northwestern University School of Law.
Here’s a recent version of my CV.