I am a PhD candidate in Harvard University’s American Studies program. My dissertation examines nineteenth-century connections between Asian migrants and Afro-Caribbean people in Trinidad, Guyana, and Cuba. It also positions subjects often treated as agricultural “laborers” as theorists of environmental knowledge and practice. I hold a MA in Anthropology of Food from the School of Oriental and African Studies, where I was named Best Student in 2013. My research has recently been supported by the John Carter Brown Library, Wisconsin Historical Society, Harvard University Asia Center, Knox Memorial Traveling Fellowship, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, and the Jens Aubrey Westengard Fund. I have served as Editor-in-Chief of the Graduate Journal of Food Studies from 2018-2019.