University of Texas at Austin
PhD in Political Science (expected May 2017)
MA in Political Science (May 2014)
Subfields: Comparative Politics, International Relations, Methods
Research Interests: informal markets, collective action, repression, Brazil, Bolivia
Adviser: Dr. Raul Madrid
University of Washington
B.A., International Studies (August 2009) College Honors, cum laude
Academic Publications and Presentations
“Vendedores populares y las políticas de la representación de género” (Street vendors and the politics of gender representation). Forthcoming in Revista Umbrales.
“The Peddlers and the World Cup: The Unequal Impact of Mega Events.” Presented at the Latin American Studies Association 2015 Conference, May 30th, 2015 in San Juan.
“Trabajo Informal y Políticas en las Américas (Informal Work and Policy in the Americas).” Presented to the La Paz Association of Street Vendors, October 20th, 2014, in La Paz, Bolivia.
“Police Repression, Street Vendors and the Evolution of Collective Action.” Presented at the Latin American Studies Association 2014 Conference, May 21st, 2014 in Chicago.
“Debate: Homofobia,” Login. TV Cultura. São Paulo, November 29th, 2010. Television.
“25 de Marco: The Political Economy of Counterfeits,” Doble Vinculo 2 (2010) (student journal).
“Tenho Minhas Ideias e Nao Posso Ficar Calada: Riot Grrrl in Brazilian Civil Society,” Intersections 10 (2009): 69-110 (student journal).
Working Papers – drafts on request
“The Peddlers and the World Cup: The unequal impact of mega events” – with Jacinto Cuvi
“Brutal Externalities: How Repression Increases International Conflict”
“Complicit Corruptors: An Ethnography of Corruption in La Paz, Bolivia”
Selected Grants and Awards
Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation, June 2013-June 2018, $134,000
EITM Certification Scholarship, EITM Consortium, March 2015
Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Methods Research Scholarship, Department of Government, University of Texas at Austin, June 2013
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship: Guarani, Department of Education, August 2012 – June 2013, $15,000
Mary Gates Research Scholarship, Mary Gates Endowment at the University of Washington, March-August 2009, $4,500
Boren Scholarship, National Security Education Program and Institute for International Education, June 2008 – June 2009, $20,000
Mary Gates Leadership Scholarship, Mary Gates Endowment at the University of Washington, June-July 2007, $4,000
ESL Instructor, Casa Marianella, Austin, TX, August 2013-May 2014
Teaching Assistant, University of Texas, Austin, TX, August 2011-May 2012
Comparative Immigration Politics, Professor Terri Givens, Spring 2012
Introduction to American and Texas Politics, Professor Bartholomew Sparrow, Fall 2011
Other Work and Service
Translator, Writer, and Consultant, Self-Employed, February 2009-present
Human Trafficking Project Assistant, UW Women’s Center, Seattle, WA, March-June 2008
Political, Economic Relations and Public Affairs Intern, Canadian Consulate, Seattle, WA, March-June 2008
Board Member and Sound Engineer, The Vera Project, Seattle, WA, May 2003-June 2008
Prevention Education Intern, Lifelong AIDS Alliance, Seattle, WA, January 2005-June 2007
São Paulo, Brazil: June-August 2007, June 2008-June 2009, August 2012, July 2014, July 2015
La Paz, Bolivia: January 2009, April-May 2011, June 2012, August 2014-May 2015
Asunciόn, Paraguay: March 2011, July 2012
Guatemala City, Guatemala: February 2008
Seattle, USA: January 2007-May 2008
English (native), Portuguese (fluent; ACTFL-certified), Spanish (advanced; DELE-certified), Aymara (intermediate), Guarani (intermediate), French (studied), Quechua (studied)