Curriculum vitae

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
Visiting Assistant Professor and Consortium for Faculty Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow, Oberlin College
Politics and Comparative American Studies (joint appointment), July 2014-Present

Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholar, University of South Florida
Government & International Affairs, 2013-2014

Marilyn Yarbrough Dissertation Fellow and Visiting Instructor, Kenyon College
Political Science and Women’s & Gender Studies (joint appointment), 2012-2013



EDUCATION
Ph.D., Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles, Fall 2014
Major Fields: Political Theory; Race, Ethnicity, and Politics
Concentration in Women’s Studies (now Gender Studies), 2010

Dissertation: “Translocal Citizenship: The Political Subjectivity of Indigenous Mexican Migrants”
Committee: Joshua Dienstag (chair), Kirstie McClure, Raymond Rocco, and Ali Behdad

M.A., Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles, 2009

A.B., Bryn Mawr College, 2007 (magna cum laude)
Majors: Feminist and Gender Studies (with honors), French and Francophone Studies
Minor: Creative Writing

Middlebury College – Italian School, 2008
Institut d’Études Françaises d’Avignon, 2005



RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS
Citizenship, transnational politics, immigration, indigenous politics, border studies, critical race theory, feminist theory, history of political thought, race and ethnicity in the Americas, Latina/o politics, Continental theory (modern and contemporary), queer theory, African American political thought, constitutional law and the U.S. Supreme Court, qualitative methods



TEACHING EXPERIENCE
As Instructor of Record:
Oberlin College
Politics/Comparative American Studies 252 – The Politics of Indigeneity (Fall 2014)
Politics/Comparative American Studies 338 – The Problem of Citizenship: From Aristotle to Arizona (Spring 2015)

University of South Florida
Political Science 3003 – Introduction to Political Theory (Fall 2013, Spring 2014)

Kenyon College
Political Science 391 – The Problem of Citizenship: From Aristotle to Arizona (Fall 2012)
Women’s and Gender Studies 242 – Transnational Feminisms (Spring 2013)

UCLA
General Education 20CW – The Transformation of the American Family in the 1960s (Spring 2012)

As a Teaching Assistant:
UCLA
Political Science 10 — Introduction to Political Theory (Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Winter 2010, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Winter 2012) [Course grader: Summer 2009, Summer 2010]
Political Science/Afro-American Studies 114C — African American Political Thought (Winter 2011)
Political Science 116B — Continental Political Theory (Fall 2010)
Political Science 145E — Public Law and Judicial Process: Constitutional Rights of the Accused (Winter 2009, Fall 2009)
Chicana/Chicano Studies 10A — Introduction to Chicana/o Studies (Fall 2011)
Public Policy 211 — Normative Issues in Policy Analysis [for Master’s in Public Policy students] (Fall 2011)



PUBLICATIONS
Review of Katherine Brickell and Ayona Datta (eds.), Translocal Geographies: Spaces, Places, Connections in Population, Space and Place 18.5 (2012): 670-672.

Review of Paul Apostolidis, Breaks in the Chain: What Immigrant Workers Can Teach America About Democracy in Critical Planning 18 (2011).



CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION
“The Right to Stay Home: Indigeneity and Immigrant Rights in Transnational Perspective.” American Political Science Association Meeting. Washington, DC; August 28-31, 2014.

“Gender and Politics in Oaxacalifornia: Indigenous Women's Transnational Organizing and Participation.” American Political Science Association Meeting. Washington, DC; August 28-31, 2014.

“Indigenous Rights in Transnational Perspective: The Rights of Immigrant Workers and the Right to Stay Home.” Western Political Science Association Meeting. Seattle, WA; April 17, 2014.

Panel Discussant (“Amigo o Enemigo? Opinion and Policies Towards Immigrants”). Western Political Science Association Meeting. Seattle, WA; April 19, 2014.

Panel Discussant (“Constructing Transnational Spaces”). Western Political Science Association Meeting. Seattle, WA; April 17, 2014.

"Imagining Citizenship Otherwise: Gender and Politics in the Oaxacan Borderlands." National Women’s Studies Association Conference. Cincinnati, OH; November 8, 2013.

“Indigenous Rights in Transnational Perspective: The Rights of Immigrant Workers and the Right to Stay Home.” The Social Practice of Human Rights: Charting the Frontiers of Research and Advocacy, University of Dayton. Dayton, OH; October 4, 2013.

“Translocal Citizenship: Political Membership and Migration in Indigenous Mexican Communities.” American Political Science Association Meeting. Chicago, IL; August 29, 2013.

“Indigenous Citizenship and the Politics of Translocality." Midwest Political Science Association Meeting. Chicago, IL; April 13, 2013.

Panel Discussant (“Radical Parties in Comparative Context”). Midwest Political Science Association Meeting. Chicago, IL; April 12, 2013.

“Indigenous Citizenship in Oaxacalifornia: Transnational Political Communities and the Question of Membership.” Western Political Science Association Meeting. Hollywood, CA; March 28, 2013.

“Translocal Citizenship: The Political Subjectivity of Indigenous Mexican Migrants.” Western Political Science Association Meeting. San Antonio, TX; April 22, 2011.

“From Misogyny to Murder: Everyday Sexism and Femicide in Cross-Cultural Context.” Western Political Science Association Meeting. San Francisco, CA; April 2, 2010.

“Les Damnées de la Terre: Black Womanhood in the Theory and Fiction of W.E.B. Du Bois.” Western Political Science Association Meeting. Vancouver, BC, Canada; March 21, 2009.

“Disposable Lives, Ungrievable Deaths: The Murdered Women of Juárez.” National Women’s Studies Association Conference. Cincinnati, OH; June 21, 2008.

“A New Politics of Grief: The Juárez Murders, Maquiladoras, and the Value of Women's Lives.” Southeastern Women’s Studies Association Conference. Charlotte, NC; April 5, 2008.



INVITED TALKS
“Transnational Women’s Organizing and Indigenous Citizenship.” Kenyon College. Gambier, OH; April 2, 2013.

“Rethinking Citizenship: Indigenous Migration and the Politics of Translocality.” Political Theory Workshop, UCLA. Los Angeles, CA; June 8, 2012.

“The Murdered Women of Juárez.” Los Angeles Committee on Women’s Rights, Human Rights Watch. Brentwood, CA; February 4, 2008.



AWARDS AND GRANTS
Exemplary Diversity Scholar, National Center for Institutional Diversity, University of Michigan, 2013-2014
Marilyn Yarbrough Dissertation and Teaching Fellowship, Kenyon College, 2012-2013
Research Grant in Ethnic Studies, Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA Institute of American Cultures, 2011-2012
Departmental Nomination to the Collegium of University Teaching Fellows, UCLA, 2011, 2012
Travel Grant, UCLA Center for the Study of Women, 2010
Summer Language Study Fellowship, UCLA Center for European and Eurasian Studies, 2009
Merlino-Mezzotero Award for Academic Achievement, Middlebury College, 2008
Summer Training Grant, UCLA Department of Political Science, 2008
Graduate Fellowship, UCLA Department of Political Science, 2007-2008
Mary Patterson McPherson Fellowship for Excellence and Outstanding Community Service, Bryn Mawr College, 2007
Hanna Holborn Gray Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Bryn Mawr College, 2006
Georgette Chapman Poindexter ’81 Scholarship for Foreign Study, Bryn Mawr College, 2005



UNIVERSITY AND DEPARTMENTAL SERVICE
Comparative American Studies Program Committee, Oberlin College, 2014-2015
Organizer and Panel Discussant, Postdoctoral Initiative Symposium: Global Change in a Dynamic World, University of South Florida, March 28, 2014
Transnational Collective, Kenyon College, 2012-2013
Women’s and Gender Studies Advisory Board, Kenyon College, 2012-2013
Senior Exercise Faculty Adviser, International Studies, Kenyon College, 2012-2013
Molly R. Hatcher Prize in Women’s and Gender Studies Selection Committee, 2013
Common Book for Incoming Students Program Ambassador, UCLA Office of Residential Life, 2011
Political Science Representative, Social Science Academic Council, UCLA Graduate Student Association, 2008-2010
Elections Board Member, UCLA Graduate Student Association, 2008-2010



PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
American Political Science Association
National Women’s Studies Association
Western Political Science Association
Midwest Political Science Association



LANGUAGES
Spanish (native), French (fluent), Italian (fluent), Portuguese (proficient), Zapotec [Valley] (working knowledge)