About
I’m a doctoral student in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Irvine. I’m advised by Tiffany Willoughby-Herard, Associate Professor in the Department of African American Studies and President of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists.

I work primarily in the theories of culture, media, and aesthetics, and how we can use these theories as tools to help us understand the role of race and ethnicity within sociopolitical phenomena that take place in the contemporary American landscape. I also have side interests in critical pedagogy.

I’m also a Head Steward for UAW Local 2865 and I organize Postdisciplinary Perspectives on Politics: A Writing Workshop.

Publications
Review of Producers, Parasites, Patriots by Daniel Martinez HoSang and Joseph E. Lowndes
National Review of Black Politics (2020)

Contact
Email: mkgard@uci.edu
Twitter: @mk_grdnr