Personal Statement:

I received my Ph.D. in June 2019. My current research examines the roles of technology and the environment in the growth of transnational Mexican migration. My dissertation is titled “Driving Mexican Migration: Constructing Technologies and Mythologies of Mobility, 1940-1964.”

I am currently a member of the Advisory Committee for the Chicano Studies Institute at UC Santa Barbara.

Research and Teaching Interests:

Modern Mexico, Transnational Mexican Migration, Environmental History, History of Technology, Agricultural History, Digital Humanities, Oral History