PhD Candidate in Urban Planning
New York, NY
For the 2023–2024 academic year, I will be based in Cambridge, MA, where I will be a Visiting Democracy Fellow with Harvard University’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance, and a scholar-in-residence at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, focusing on the Institute's Africa work.
I am a PhD Candidate in Urban Planning at Columbia University (Degree expected: Spring 2024). I consider urban planning institutionally, as a negotiated and historically informed social relation. My research interests include urban and planning theory, local-government and planning law, public policy and planning implementation processes, and planning practice and urban governance in the related but distinct late-liberal contexts of South Africa and the United States. I consider how land, law, and property regimes condition urban planners, and how residents respond to unjust or unworkable planning outcomes.