I am doctoral student in Sociocultural Anthropology at New York University and a multi-media artist pursuing a certificate in Culture & Media, a nationally-respected program in media documentation. An alumna of Barnard College of Columbia University, I graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude in 2017 where I received a B.A. in Africana Studies & Dance.
U.S.-born of Guyanese and Tanzanian-Indian parentage, I attribute my critical lens and intellectual curiosities to my multicultural home life and international upbringing in Tanzania, Malawi, Trinidad, Switzerland, and France. As an adult, I have finally put down roots in New York City, the first place I have lived for a decade and the place I now call my home.
My research and creative work is situated at the intersection of medical anthropology, disability studies, Mad studies, and Black feminist theory. As a National Science Foundation Research Fellow and a Birth Equity Scholar, my research addresses how perinatal mental health disparities contribute to the ongoing Black maternal mortality and morbidity crisis in the United States.
medical anthropology, global mental health, reproductive justice, critical race theory, Black feminist theory, mad studies, disability studies, lived experience research, science and technology studies
My Personal Glossary
Below are a few terms I frequently use in my work. Stay tuned as I flesh out this space and add my personal definitions and how I apply them.
Lived Experience Researcher
Black Feminist Anthropologist
Dancer | Poet | Photographer | Filmmaker
Mental Health Doula
Perinatal Peer Support Specialist
Maternal Mental Health Advocate