I am an economic anthropologist at the University of Edinburgh, affiliated with the University of Cambridge and the State University of Haiti. My research interests lie with economic and development anthropology. My MPhil in Development Studies at the University of Oxford focused on resource extraction in Latin America. For my PhD in Anthropology at the University of Cambridge I studied the work of German management consultants. The resulting book on this topic, entitled Work, sleep, repeat - the abstract labour of German management consultants has been published by Bloomsbury in 2017 as part of the LSE Monographs in Social Anthropology series. It won the 2015 APLA student paper prize and the LSE Monographs Bloomsbury First Book Competition. It also informed the BBC Radio 4 show “The Age of Consultancy”.
During a year of postdoctoral research at Cambridge, I studied the impact of UK anthropology on wider society. Now at the University of Edinburgh I work on the Global Health Governance Programme, as part of which I study development and health, in Haiti.
While still a PhD student, I developed the idea of creating an OA encyclopedia of Anthropology. It received lots of support from Cambridge colleagues, and from the Wenner-Gren Foundation which is why you can now find it here.
I have also worked as editorial assistant for the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, served as reviewer for the scientific publications American Ethnologist, Anthropological Theory, The British Medical Journal (BMJ), Development and Change, Focaal and Hau Books and served as advisor on research ethics for Caris Foundation and the Usher Institute.