I am interested in emergent borders, bodies, and becomings.
I conduct ethnographic work with Central American migrants traveling through Mexico under the country's immigration program Plan Frontera Sur (the Southern Border Plan). My research focuses on particular violences that migrants face under the Plan, as well as how the Plan is interpreted, framed, and generated at an inter/national level.
More specifically, I work to document how Central American migration is affected by and affecting international food systems, including: migrant labor on farms, factories, and aquaponic systems in the US and Mexico; im/migration law in relation to agricultural/food labor; migrant nutritional precarity.
I am currently a doctoral student in the UC-Berkeley/UCSF joint program in Medical Anthropology. I hold an MA in Anthropology of Development and Social Transformation from the University of Sussex and am a former Fulbright fellow to Mexico.
Research Interests / Specializations:
Central American & Mexican im/migration, deportation, critical food studies, trafficking, social movements, im/migration law, border theory