I’m currently a graduate student in Comparative Literature at UMass, and I’m on the Board of Directors of the Islah Reparations Project, a California based 501c3. The organizing work I do is usually related to anti-war issues, and often connected to my history as a veteran of the occupation of Iraq. In 2010 I founded the Justice for Fallujah Project and now I’m continuing that work as a reparations project with Islah. My research interests are closely relate to my organizing work. I’m interested in history, meta-history, and propaganda; and I’m currently researching the influence of US information operations on the historiography of the occupation of Iraq.