I am an Associate Professor of Political Science in Emerson College's Marlboro Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies. I do research on human rights and cultural reclamation for Indigenous and minority populations in the US and the Global South.
As a Latin Americanist, I focus on violence against a range of particular social groups in Mexico and El Salvador, Based on scholarship on democratization and 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.
Fulbright US Scholar, Mexico, 2020