I graduated from San Jose State University’s geography department, after which I went to work for the ministry of education in Galicia, Spain. Living in Galicia sparked my interest in nationalism, sociolinguistic geography, and regional identity. I further explored these topics while working for a stint in Somaliland, the breakaway republic of northern Somalia before coming to Kent State. My master’s work has focused within Galicia, exploring language, nationalism, and identity as it is bound up in public policy and nested political geographies of the region, state and supra state. I have chosen to stay here at Kent to work on my Ph.D., beginning in the fall of 2016.
Ph.D. Student and Teaching Assistant
Department of Geography