Research Interests:

History of Israel/Palestine, science and technology studies (STS), environmental history, settler colonialism, human geography, nationalism and state formation,  science policy, and the commodification of agriculture.


I am a historian of science with a particular focus on the integration of science policy and state-building in Palestine under the British Mandate (1917-1948). My current research examines the participation of Palestinian Arabs within the scientific sphere, both globally (through the circulation of scientific production and knowledge) and locally (by using scientific practice as articulations of self-determination, collaboration, and resistance).

I hold a B.A. in English and Religion from Augustana College (2004), an M.A. in Jewish Studies from Hebrew College (2008), and an M.P.S. in International Agriculture and Rural Development from Cornell University (2015).