I conduct binational ethnographic research that focuses on unauthorized immigrants and their physically distant, digitally close families in Mexico and the United States. Specifically, I focus on how the consequences of anti-immigration policies are experienced in everyday life, how siblings who live in different countries relate to each other, and how individuals navigate immigrant exclusion in later life. My research is at the intersection of migration and transnational studies, gender studies, the sociology of family, the sociology of aging, and the sociology of death and dying.
M.S. in Sociology
University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A. in Sociology