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I am a Lecturer and the Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of History at the University of Chicago.

One question my work seeks to understand is the intersection of care and human rights: why did humans care about the suffering of other humans, humans they did not know? Why did they not care? And when, how, and why did that care translate into political (or other) action? My writing—on human rights and care, as well as food, culture, motherhood, and gender—has recently appeared in History Workshop, the Chicago Tribune, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and Atlas Obscura. An article closely connected to the topic of this book, on forensic science, human rights, and memory, is forthcoming in the journal Holocaust and Genocide Studies in winter 2018.

I earned my Ph.D. in History at the University of California, Berkeley and previously held two postdoctoral fellowships, at the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights at the University of Chicago and at the United States Military Academy at West Point.