Areas of Expertise
Cultural, Legal and Applied Anthropology, Critical Social and Economic Theory, Development, Globalization, Social Movements, Neoliberalism and Democracy, Dispute Processing, U.S.- Mexico Border, Mexico, Ecuador, Latin America
1996-2005 Ph. D., Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, New School for Social Research, New York
1996-1998 MA, Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, New School for Social Research, New York.
1990-1994 BA, Anthropology, Smith College.
Publications & Presentations
2011 (forthcoming, October) Waste in the Margins of the State: Negative Externalities and the Production of the U.S.-Mexico Border Region Northeastern Anthropological Association Special Issue “Borders, Margins and Passages in Cultural Anthropology.”
2010 Throwing a Wrench into “Transition”: Testing the Limits of Transparency, Development, and Democratization in the Oaxaca Wind Park Controversy International Journal of Social Policy Research and Development Vol. 1; No. 1: 1-13
2007 Framing the Nation: Law and the Cultivation of National Character Stereotypes in the NAFTA Debate and Beyond Political and Legal Anthropology Review Vol. 30, No. 1: 22-45.
2007 Review of Rio Grande, Jan Reid, ed. The Journal of South Texas. Vol. 20, No. 1: 133-138.
2006 Environmental Justice as Place-Making: A Study of Mexican Migrants, Transnational Advocacy, and Urban Rehabilitation in Matamoros, Mexico, Social Justice: Anthropology, Human Rights and Peace Vol. 6, No 1: 1-29.