At UCSD, I run the Mexican Migration Field Research Program, a comprehensive year-long practicum in which undergraduate and graduate students do on-the-ground research in migrant communities on both sides of the US-Mexico border. I also teach graduate and undergraduate courses in urban studies, globalization, development, migration, gender, research methods, political sociology, and postcolonial theory. My courses ask big questions, with the goal of bringing the world into my classroom and sociology into the world.

Teaching Awards 

  • UC-San Diego Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Course Development Grant
  • American Sociological Association Section on Teaching and Learning Teaching Innovations and Professional Development Award
  • UC Berkeley Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award

Courses Taught

  • Feminist Theory, Graduate Seminar
  • Urban Sociology, Graduate and Undergraduate
  • Field Research in Migrant Communities, Graduate and Undergraduate
  • Research Reporting, Undergraduate Seminar
  • The Practice of Social Research
  • Gender, Power, and Globalization
  • Development in Theory and History
  • Contemporary Immigration in Global Perspective
  • Sociology of Poverty
  • Classical & Contemporary Social Theory