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I am an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Davis


I am a scholar of migration, race and ethnicity, and political sociology focusing on the experiences of Latina/os in the United States. My current book project, Citizenship in Contexts: How Puerto Ricans are Transforming Race and Politics in Florida, draws on 112 in-depth interviews with Puerto Ricans and 12 months of participant observation in Orlando, Florida to explain contemporary Puerto Rican migration and incorporation, intra-Puerto Rican and inter-Latino relations, and the making of Puerto Rican/Latino politics in Florida. 

My research is published in Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, Ethnic and Racial StudiesIdentities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, Oxford Bibliographies, and Quick Response Reports.

My work has received generous grant and fellowship support from several institutions including: UCLA, New York University, UC Davis, the Latina Futures 2050 Lab, The LATINX Project, and the Natural Hazards Center.

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