I am a graduate student in Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, interested in the comparative politics of mental health in Europe and the United States.

I’ve previously worked on social movements against food waste (as an undergraduate at Princeton University) and the local political of climate change in Ecuador (as a graduate student at Oxford University). I have a book coming out in 2015 from the University of Minnesota Press entitled “Waving the Banana at Capitalism: Freegans and the Politics of Waste in New York City.” Some of my less pretentious interests including running, vegan baking, and listening to poorly recorded punk rock from the 1980s.

Thanks for dropping by!

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  1. swainchampagne

    Hey! I heard you today on kpfa. I turned up the volume! I’m an organizer over in San Anselmo and I work all over Marin County taking perfect items to the Salvation Army just because someone is tired of them. I spend a great deal of time thinking about capitalism and our “need” to buy crap we don’t really have use for. I can see something on the horizon – pulling back the reigns of purchasing. I see people rethinking what and why they are buying. I’m obsessed with garbage and “waste”. It was exciting to hear your comments. Looking forward to reading your book. Thank you!!

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