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98 Lorimer Ave.
Providence, RI 02906

 International, qualitative research experience in education, public health, and
development, both from historical and policy perspectives.
 Trilingual: English, French, and Spanish with experience translating and conducting
research in each language.
 Professional writing and editing, both academic and journalistic.
 Teaching and presentation skills, to academic audiences as well as the broader public.

PhD, African History, New York University, 2015.
 Education and development in twentieth-century West Africa.
 Foreign Researcher at Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France.
BA, Vassar College, 2006. Phi Beta Kappa, general and departmental honors (History).
 West African and Latin American history major, Hispanic Studies Minor.
 Study Abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Presenter, Various Venues. Recent presentations include:
 L’Alliance Française, Providence, RI, 2017. Invited speaker.
 The Center Jewish History, New York, NY, 2017.
 African Studies Association, Chicago, IL, 2017.

Visiting Assistant Professor (2017-present); Postdoctoral Fellow (2015-2017), Brown
 Designed and taught the following courses: Comparative Education; Decolonizing
African Education: Students and Social Change, 1960s-present; Empire, Childhood, and
 Created interactive group activities, individual assignments, presented material, and
provided feedback on student work.
 Conducted research.
 Organized an international conference on Education in Africa.
 Presented research at various venues in Providence and nationally.

Instructor, New York University, Summer 2012.
 Instructor and designer of a summer course on development in Africa (Summer 2012).

English teacher, Lycée Fabre, Carpentras (France) 2007-2008.
 Taught English discussion classes at a French High School, developing activities and
exercises for students at a range of levels.

Tutor, Los Angeles, CA. 2006 to 2007.
 Tutored children in Algebra, Geometry, Social Studies, English, and Writing.
Freelance editor and translator, 2009-present.
 Translation of works from French to English, linguistic and developmental editing,
specializing in academic papers and articles.
 Translation for asylum cases for African refugees.

Grant Writer and Researcher, AWOMI and Centre Baobab (Senegal), Spring 2009.
 Created a database of West African NGOs that work on conflict resolution for Centre
 Co-wrote and edited grants and organized a summer leadership program for young girls.

Organizer, Education in Africa Conference, Brown University, 2017.
 Secured funding, chose participants, and organized an international conference.

Organizer, Teaching African History Workshop, Columbia University, 2015.
 Developed agenda and participants list, conceived of the concept, and organized the
conference in conjunction with Gregory Mann, Professor at Columbia University.

Senior Thesis Advisor, Brown University. 2016-present.
 Advised two honors senior theses.

Assistant, Project Management and Grants Coordination, Community Redevelopment
Agency, Los Angeles, CA. 2006 and 2008.
 Oversaw a competitive grant process with over a dozen grant teams, maintaining
financial and other data in Excel spreadsheets.
 Collaborated and communicated with various stakeholders.
 Developmental editing of grant submission drafts.
 Ensured the timely completion of the various phases of the grant process.

Researcher, Brown University, 2015-present.
 Secondary literature review on topics ranging from education in post-conflict Rwanda
and Afghanistan, to NGOs in Brazil, to activism in South Africa for course development.
 Researched at archives in France on education in West Africa.

Researcher, New York University and Ecole Normale Superieure (France), 2011-2013.
 Conducted original, qualitative research in Senegal, Benin, France and Italy for doctoral
 Interviewed over 60 people and working at over a dozen repositories.
 Research was conducted exclusively in French.

Research Assistant, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, 2006.
 Carried out qualitative interviews for recruiting subjects for an observational study on
adolescent obesity.
 All interviews and communication conducted in Spanish.

“Catholic Schools as ‘a Nation in Miniature’: Catholic Civism in Senegal and Benin, 1960-
1970s” The Journal of African History. Forthcoming. Peer-reviewed.

“Triangulating Between the Church, State, and Postcolony: Coopérants in Independent West
Africa” Cahiers d’Études africaines, LVI (1-2) 221-222, 219-241. 2016. Peer-reviewed.

“Interview with Hougette Degboe, Dakar, Senegal.” Track 14. Contribution to collaborative Oral
History Jukebox. StoryQuest Oral History Program, Starr Center, Washington College. Digital

“For We Were Strangers” The Jewish Journal. March 21, 2013.

“A Festival of Lights – Lite” The Jewish Journal. December 14, 2006.

“A healthy hut – lighter side of Sukkot cooking” The Jewish Journal. October 5, 2006.

 Fluent French. Fluent Spanish. Beginning Wolof. Beginning Yoruba.
 Database management software (DEVONthink).
 Microsoft Office suite.