Research Interests: History of capitalism; history of technology; race & imperialism; labor history; African Diaspora & Caribbean history; Caribbean political economy
I work at the intersection of the history of capitalism, science and technology. My research is broadly concerned with racial capitalism and US empire in the twentieth century, with a focus on the Caribbean. I study how US corporations expropriated land and exploited labor and raw materials across political borders from the Interwar period through the 1970s. I focus on “strategic” commodities, such as aluminum, copper, and oil, and the struggles over land, labor and sovereignty the production of these commodities entailed.
BA., Philosophy, University of British Columbia
MA.. Science and Technology Studies, University of British Columbia