I am a fifth year graduate student in sociology at the University of California, Davis. I hold a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Notre Dame. My sociological research interests lie in the areas of transnational sociology; race/ethnicity; gender; homonationalism; and the impacts of globalization. I’ve developed these interests through community activism and international service, and have tied my experiences with marginalized communities to the relationship of global processes of capitalism and the creation of the modern identity politics.

This is reflected in my current interest in the social realities of the Desi community in Northern California and their relationship to India. This particular site of interest serves to highlight the confluence of identity politics, post-colonialism, and capitalism as a site for the modern emergence of universal bodies. It is through my present work that I focus on the complex relationships that this community both navigates and instates through the process of performativity.

Areas of Interest: Transnational sociology; race/ethnicity; gender; homonationalism; and the impacts of globalization