||Mexican-American, Latino, First-Generation College Graduate, Son of Immigrant Parents
I am an assistant professor in Department of Human Development in the College of Community and Public Affairs, Binghamton University, State University of New York. My research lies at the intersection of forced migration, humanitarianism, health, gender and development. I have conducted ethnographic research with indigenous Mayan refugees from Guatemala. My work examines the legal barriers to naturalization and citizenship of this population in the U.S. and Mexico.