I am a historian of immigration, writer, and I have taught courses on U.S., global, immigration, African American, and African history.
I earned my Ph.D. in history from Temple University in 2016. My first book, under contract with the University of North Carolina Press is based on my dissertation, Global Game of Chance: The U.S. Diversity Visa Lottery, Transnational Migration, and Cultural Diplomacy in Africa, 1990-2016, which received Honorable Mention from the Oxford University Press USA Dissertation Prize in International History. It is a history of the Diversity Visa lottery’s legislation in the United States and operation in several African countries from the 1980s to the present.
I am working on a second book about the contemporary immigration restrictionist movement launched by John Tanton.