I am a doctoral candidate in political science at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. My research is supported by a dissertation fellowship from the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation. In 2020-21, I will be a visiting fellow at the Center for US-Mexican Studies at UC San Diego. I will also be on (whatever passes for) the job and postdoc market for positions starting in 2021. Previously, I held teaching and writing fellow positions at Hunter College.

My research and teaching center on security, violence, and media, with a close focus on Latin America and the United States. My dissertation project analyzes criminal communication practices in Mexico. Over the course of 10 months of research in Mexico, I assembled a database of over 6,000 narco-messages, and conducted interviews in Mexico City and Cuernavaca.

I blog to document and to explore all the little processes that slip through the gaps of a CV or a formal research agenda. After almost two years of blogging, I finally wrote an introductory post about why I do it. The main categories and specific topics of the blog are laid out at the foot of the page.