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Curriculum Vitae

Academic Appointments

July 2023 - Present



Aug. 2021 - Jun. 2023

Postdoctoral Fellow, American Indian Studies Center, UCLA


Postdoctoral Fellow, Society of Fellows, Latin American,  Latino, and Caribbean Studies (LALACS), Dartmouth College

Book Project

"The People Went Walking: How the Communal Lives of Indigenous Mexican Migrants Transformed the North American West" (in progress)


"Indigenous Worldmaking in a World of Crisis: Race and the Making of the Migrant Circuit between Southern Mexico and the US/Mexican Pacific Coast, 1968-1994," PhD Diss. (University of California, San Diego, 2021).

  • 2022 W. Turrentine Jackson Dissertation Award, for the most outstanding dissertation on any aspect of the history of the American West in the twentieth century.

  • 2022 Latinx Studies Section Dissertation Award, Latin American Studies Association (LASA)

  • 2022 Honorable Mention, LASA/Oxfam America 2022 Martin Dissertation Award


"Our Dark Hands and Sore Backs': The Comité Cívico Popular Mixteco and the New Grassroots Activism by Indigenous Mexican Migrants." The Journal of American Ethnic History (Forthcoming early 2024)

"Why Oaxaca? Why Now?: The Political Currents of Indigenous Oaxacan Migrants in the Twenty-First Century." Aztlán:  A Journal of Chicano Studies 48, no. 2 (Fall 2023)

"Epilogue: We Provide Food for Your Table: Triqui Farmworkers Organizing for Change" in Seth M. Holmes, Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States, Updated with a New Preface and Epilogue (University of California Press, 2023). Co-authored with Seth Holmes. (Forthcoming November 2023).

"Indigenous Harvest in Oaxacalifornia," co-authored with Xóchitl Flores-Marcial in Carissa Garcia and Yenedit Mendez, eds, Boom Oaxaca: Conversaciones de Campo a Campo (The Press at California State University Fresno, 2022).

Review of An Anthropology of Marxism (University of North Carolina Press, 2019) by Cedric J. Robinson, The National Review of Black Politics 1, No. 1 (January 2020): 165-167.

Review of The Injustice Never Leaves: Anti-Mexican Violence in Texas (Harvard University Press, 2018) by Monica M. Martinez, Kalfou: A Journal of Comparative and Relational Ethnic Studies 6, No. 2 (Fall): 298-303.

"Archives of Indigenous Self-Activity: Capitalism, Violence, and Indigeneity in the Americas," in Radical History Review, Special Issue on Militarism and Capitalism 133 (January): 149-162.

"In Memoriam: Cedric Robinson, Modest Audacity, and the Black Radical Tradition," co-authored with Jonathan D. Gomez and Ismael F. Illescas, in Kalfou: A Journal of Comparative and Relational Ethnic Studies 3, No. 2 (Fall): 288-297

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