I am an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Davis.
I am a scholar of race and ethnicity, migration, and political sociology focusing on the experiences of Latina/os in the United States. My current book project, I Am Not Your Immigrant: Puerto Ricans, Liminal Citizenship, and Politics in Florida, draws on 112 in-depth interviews with Puerto Ricans and 12 months of participant observation in Orlando, Florida to analyze and theorize contemporary Puerto Rican migration and incorporation, intra-Puerto Rican and inter-Latino relations, and the institution of U.S. citizenship.
My research is published in Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, Oxford Bibliographies, and Quick Response Reports (NHC). My work has received generous grant and fellowship support from several institutions including: UCLA (the Chancellor's Office, the Institute for American Cultures, the Chicano Studies Research Center, the Center for American Politics and Public Policy, and the Graduate Division), the University of Colorado-Boulder (Natural Hazards Center), New York University and The LATINX Project.