I am tish. I am a PhD student at the University of Washington in the Department of Geography studying under the incredible guidance of Matthew Sparke (Co-chair), Katharyne Mitchell (Co-chair), and Victoria Lawson (Committee member) and with the gentle support of Arzoo Osanloo (GSR).
I have recently completed my exams and have been promoted to PhC. My three main fields of study are health, political, and critical development geographies. Within those three fields, i am particularly interested in citizenship (specifically, health citizenship), the intersections of global health and security (and its mobilization in geopolitics), de-/re-/micro-territorialization, de-/re-/trans-nationalization of citizenship, enclaving (specifically, health enclaving), and the shifting frames of development. My frames of analysis are political economy and an ethic of care that are informed by feminist post-colonial Marism.
My proposed research sites are in Haiti. I am interested in exploring health citizenship in the context of post-earthquake and re-building Haiti. More particularly, i am interested in the political work that the micro-territorialization of health enclaves through IDP camps does. In the next few months, i hope to be adding critical race to these frames.
This blog started as a place to dump my thoughts as i tried to wade through what was my first thesis and continues to fulfill that role as i work toward my dissertation. It is also a platform to put ideas out into the ethers.
When i’m not reading, writing or teaching, i’m taking photos and roaming the city. Unless otherwise specified, photos in this blog are mine own.