I am an interdisciplinary scholar with a B.A. in Anthropology from Wesleyan University and an M.S. in Global Studies from Lund University in Sweden. A broad guiding theme for my research is the way that systems and institutions of political economy operate via inequalties/identities based on race, nationality, gender and sexuality. The contentious politics around trade policy has been a primary topic of interest. Other research interests include connections between welfare states, immigration policy and foreign development aid in Scandinavia; and critical theory approaches in International Relations.