I am a London-based legal academic.

I am a member of the law faculty at Birkbeck School of Law, University of London.  My current work is in four main tranches: (1) anti-discrimination law and theory, (2) migration and asylum law, (3) interdisciplinary research on colonialism, diaspora & ancestral memory, and (4) legal policy analysis of policing-related deaths in Europe.  I grew up on the East Coast of the United States, and over the last fifteen years I have lived in Ecuador, Germany, and the UK. When I am writing I am most likely listening to either Nina Simone or Cassandra Wilson (or Nick Drake or Little Dragon or Krystle Warren), and definitely drinking Blue Mountain Coffee.  I am also my family's archivist.

I sit on the Board of Directors of the Institute of Race Relations and the UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group and the Editorial Board of the Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law. I am also an Essays Editor at the literary magazine, The Offing.




Birkbeck Law School
University of London
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