My research is broadly focused on race and democracy. I am an Americanist interested in how white supremacy and race impact institutions and government as well as provoke social activism. I examine social movements, the arts (especially theater and film), surveillance, policing, democracy, and state domination to better understand governance and citizenship in the United States. I aim for my research to be used to help advance public policy as well as societal thinking to build a more intelligent, compassionate, and just nation.