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Welcome! I'm a historian of the Middle East, now in training to become a psychoanalyst. I love teaching, talking, and writing about how the past shapes the present. 

I offer academic coaching and tutoring services through Morningside Tutoring, and I write a newsletter called The Universalizing Tendency.

I live in New York City, where I'm a member of Jews for Racial and Economic Justice and Transportation Alternatives, as well as the Urban Homesteading Assistance Board and the Cooperative Economics Alliance, which help build and support HDFC co-ops like the one I live in. In 2023, I was elected to represent my neighborhood of Morningside Heights, in Upper Manhattan, as a member of the New York County Democratic Committee.