Associate Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Associate Professor of Geography, Pennsylvania State University

My research examines labor, identity, and citizenship in the context of globalization. I am interested in how large-scale political and economic changes affect social relations, identities and practices at the local scale, particularly in relation to gender, race, and class. I have conducted in-depth, qualitative research on these topics in Michoacán, Mexico and in U.S. immigrant-receiving communities located in Oregon, Colorado, and Georgia. My most recent research is concerned with how rural gentrification in the United States (think Sun Valley Idaho or Jackson Hole Wyoming) has stimulated the recruitment of low-wage and often undocumented immigrants to these same places.


  • –present
    Associate Professor of Women's Studies and Geography, Associate Professor, Pennsylvania State University