I speak, study, and write about culture + politics. I focus on three main topics: Latin America, water, and the environment. But I also write about cuisine, popular culture, and development.
These days, I’m working on:
My larger research agenda is on environmental ethics amidst the constraints of the Anthropocene and how groups imagine and then act out their relationships to nature. As a cultural anthropologist, I’m particularly attentive to how energy and environmental impacts disproportionately affect marginalized communities. As a Latina (🇩🇴+🇨🇺) in the academy, I’m interested in theorizing from peripheral and interstitial spaces.
I’m an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cultural Anthropology with a secondary appointment as Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Policy at Duke University.