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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

Selected Publications

"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 Vol. 43, Issue 2 (Winter 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.

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"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).

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