I am a PhD candidate in Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. My research lies at the intersection of urban sociology, political sociology, and economic sociology. I am interested in understanding the role of property, homeownership, and land use regulation in place-making and identity formation. My research explores how these institutions and processes contribute to place inequality and segregation at a variety of scales. I use a mix of ethnographic/interview methods, historical-comparative methods, and quantitative spatial analysis in my research, which spans the U.S. and Mexico.
My research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship, the Fulbright Student Program, UW-Madison's Institute for Regional and International Studies, and the Crowe Scholarship from UW-Madison's Department of Community & Environmental Sociology.