I'm a research and policy professional with over eight years’ international experience specialising in the social life of data, digitalisation and the environment, science policy and human rights.
I currently work as a Policy Adviser at the Royal Society, the UK's national academy of sciences, where I lead our work on data and the planet, as well as privacy enhancing technologies. I have also worked in human rights and social justice research consulting.
My doctoral research theorised protected food regions (PDOs, or 'terroir') as visceral political ecologies. You can see a three-minute version of my project here.
Prior to this, I worked as a Graduate Research Assistant with Dr. Jennifer Jo Thompson in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences. Together, we have published on a long-term project on Farm to School programming in Georgia. My Master's research in the same department involved an STS (science and technologies) study of soil science and terroir in a Hungarian wine region.
I worked with Dr. Virginia Nazarea in the Ethnoecology and Biodiversity Laboratory at the University of Georgia.
AT A GLANCE
PhD Anthropology | The University of Georgia
MS Crop and Soil Science | The University of Georgia
MA Sociology and Social Anthropology | Central European University
FELLOWSHIPS AND COURSES
Mellon-CES Fellow | Columbia University's Council for European Studies
Fulbright Fellow | The Fulbright Foundation
Values in Public Policy | Oxford University
Political Ecology with Bruno Latour | Forum Scientarium