My research examines the impacts of finance, including debt and bankruptcy, on infrastructure development and decommissioning. My dissertation project explores how the regime of US bankruptcy law shapes oil and gas-producing cities. In particular, I examine the responses by diverse urban stakeholders to “orphan” oil and gas wells in greater Los Angeles—namely, wells that lack a known or solvent owner/operator. I also continue to research infrastructures, finance, and the environment in Pakistan as well as questions of citizenship and political membership.
Prior to Berkeley, I clerked at the Federal Court of Canada and worked as a project finance attorney in New York City.