Assistant Professor of International Studies
Office: ACAD 229C
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS:
My book manuscript, entitled Marriage Without Borders: Transnational Spouses in Neoliberal Senegal (Penn Press, forthcoming June 2017) is based on multi-sited ethnographic fieldwork conducted in Italy, France and Senegal. The book examines how neoliberal reforms and global labor restructuring combine with cultural ideologies of masculinity, class and spousal caring to produce a new imperative of mobility for marriage in Senegal. The increase in transnational marriages–or marriages between migrant men living abroad and non-migrant women in Senegal–points to novel understandings of the possible practice of intimate relationships as economic and political pressures combine with technological advances and existing understandings of gender, duty, and desire.