I am a Provost's Postdoctoral Fellow at New York University (NYU) appointed as an assistant professor and faculty fellow in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis and The Latinx Project. I am a scholar of race and ethnicity, political sociology, and migration particularly interested in 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 12 months of participant observation and 112 in-depth interviews with Puerto Ricans in Orlando, Florida to analyze and theorize contemporary Puerto Rican migration and incorporation, inter/intra group relations, and the institution of U.S. citizenship.
My research is published in various venues including, Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, Oxford Bibliographies, Quick Response Reports, and as part of an edited collection. My work has received generous grant and fellowship support from several UCLA sources, including, the Institute for American Cultures, the Chicano Studies Research Center, the Center for American Politics and Public Policy, and the Graduate Division. External grant support has also been provided by the Natural Hazards Center housed at the University of Colorado-Boulder.