I am a Visiting Research Scholar in the Department of International Studies at the University of San Francisco.
As an anthropologist, I use ethnographic methods to explore the intersections of international development, political ecology, and food security. To date, my research has been funded by the Fulbright-Hays Program and the Wenner-Gren Foundation, and featured in Culture, Agriculture, Food and Environment; Global Bioethics; Africa is a Country; The Nation; Popula; and Foreign Policy in Focus. My book project is an ethnography of Ghanaian activists, farmers, scientists and officials embroiled in intense debates over agricultural futures, national development and political sovereignty.
I was previously a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at New York University, and hold a PhD in Anthropology from American University.