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, 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 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 (the Natural Hazards Center) and New York University.