I am a PhD candidate in the Department of History specializing in modern Latin America. My dissertation, “Mexico’s Campus: Knowledge and Power in UNAM’s University City, 1929-1982,” traces the long twentieth-century arc of UNAM’s intellectual and political history through an examination of its midcentury transition to a new campus, Ciudad Universitaria. By tracing UNAM’s spatial reconfiguration at CU, my dissertation takes a multi-scalar approach to explaining the university’s shifting relationship to power, its role in Mexico’s developing revolutionary state and the ways in which national projects were inscribed upon its intellectual and cultural life. My broader research interests include public history, the global history of higher education, digital humanities, and urban history.
At Princeton, I have served as an assistant in instruction for the history course Modern Latin America since 1810 and as an instructor for college-level English classes in New Jersey correctional facilities through the Prison Teaching Initiative. I am a researcher and contributor for the Princeton and Slavery digital humanities project.
I received an MA in History from Princeton University and a BA in History from Wesleyan University. At Princeton, I completed general examination fields in Modern Latin America, Colonial Latin America, and Memory & Public History, with additional coursework in global history, gender and sexuality, and spatial history. Prior to graduate school, I was an associate at the Social Science Research Council on the Drugs, Security and Democracy fellowship program and served as a consultant for non-profit organizations in Mexico City.