She received her Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis in 2007. Her research and teaching interests are Latin American politics, intersectionality and politics, comparative racial and gender politics, and social movement behavior. She is working on a book that addresses how state and civil society actors might enact an intersectional political practice; a process that I call intersectional praxis.
Contributions to Books
Uruguay, Governments of the World (2006)
This dissertation examines the processes of identity construction and deployment among Uruguayan women and organized...
The Decline of the White Idiosyncratic: Racialization and Otherness in Costa Rica, Lozano Long Conference (2009)
This paper employs comparative historical analysis to trace the development of shifting notions of otherness...
The Feminization of Poverty: Local and Global Realities, Invited Presentation to the Feminist Majority Foundation University of Iowa Chapter (2009)
The Politics of Intersectionality: Afro-Latina Women's Organizing in Uruguay and Costa Rica, Invited Presentation. American Political Science Association Annual Meeting (2008)
Todos Somos Uruguayos?: Gendered Identity Creation, Cooptation, Marginalization and Contestation in Uruguay, Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting (2008)