RESEARCH

My research interests include race, Indigeneity, settler colonialism, statecraft, customary law, autonomy, and social movements. I am currently working on a book manuscript, The Value of Native Bodies: Autonomy, Customary Law, and the Logic of Elimination in Mexico, that examines how statesmen in southern Mexico facilitated the transition from classic to settler colonialism in the nineteenth century by incorporating Indigenous customs into the republican legal code.

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PUBLICATIONS

“Learning from the Paisanos: Coming to Consciousness in Zapotec L.A.” Latino Studies 15, no. 2 (2017): 242-246.

Review of We Are the Face of Oaxaca: Testimony and Social Movements, by Lynn Stephen. Biography 37, no. 3 (2014): 830-832.

(Co-Authored) “Future Academics of Color in Dialogue: A Candid Q&A on Adjusting to the Cultural, Social and Professional Rigor of Academia.” In Beginning a Career in Academia: A Guide for Graduate Students of Color. Edited by Dwayne A. Mack, Elwood Watson, and Michelle Madsen Camacho, 89-100. New York: Routledge, 2014.

“Oaxacalifornia en Califaztlán: Descolonizando la idea de lo indígena.” El Tequio no. 8 (2010): 6-7.

“Policing Indigenous Autonomy: Vagrancy and Banishment in Oaxaca, 1848-1910,” invited to revise and resubmit.

The Value of Native Bodies: Indigenous Autonomy and the Logic of Elimination in Mexico, book manuscript in progress.

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