Damali is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in political theory who received her B.A. in Political Science from Carleton College. Her research interests are centered on understanding how institutions shape human relations and imagining communities where everyone can thrive, which for her necessarily involves dismantling oppressive systems. Drawing on a variety of influences including Afro-Caribbean and feminist thought, her current project explores the implications of embracing an ethos of care within the western-hemisphere. Prior to attending Brown, she worked as a community organizer in Nebraska and later conducted research in Jamaica on the development and socializing intent of Jamaica's post-abolition schools, as a 2019-2020 Fulbright grant recipient.