I am an urban geographer with research interests in water and development. I use multiple qualitative methods including surveys, interviews, participant observation, spatial video, mental mapping, and archival research. I am specifically interested in the ways that colonial legacies of segregation and inequitable housing and amenity provision affect everyday life in Sub-Saharan Africa. My current research project analyzes what access to water really means. In particular I explore how the price, availability, reliability, and quality of water along with the physical act of walking to collect it impact water access. I am based at the Salem Campus where I teach a variety of Kent Core and Diversity Courses, and I also teach graduate courses on Water and Society and on African Cities on the Kent Campus.