I am a PhD candidate in Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. My research lies at the intersection of urban sociology, economic sociology, and political sociology. I am interested in understanding the role of urban property markets in place-making and identity formation, and how these processes shape patterns of segregation, inequality, and citizenship. 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 Institute for Research on Poverty, 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.