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Associate Professor of Political Science, Emerson College

I am an Associate Professor of Political Science in Emerson College's Marlboro Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies. I do research on violence, human rights, and cultural resurgence for Indigenous and minority populations in the US and the Global South.

As a Latin Americanist, I particularly focus on women and girls as particular social groups in Mexico and El Salvador. Based on scholarship on democratization and numerous forms of violence, I serve as an expert witness in asylum cases in US immigration courts.

I am also the founder and director of the Emerson Prison Initiative, which brings a BA pathway into state prisons in Massachusetts.


  • –present
    Associate Professor of Political Science, Emerson College, Emerson College


  • 2013 
    Northwestern University, PhD, Political Science


Fulbright US Scholar, Mexico, 2020