I am an Assistant Professor at the School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University. I am an Affiliated Faculty member at the Center for Latina/os and American Politics Research, a member of the Migration Group at ASU’s Global Human Rights Hub, and a member of the Faculty Women of Color Caucus Leadership Circle.
I integrate approaches from American politics, bureaucratic politics, organizational behavior, and international relations to study U.S. immigration policy and enforcement. My dissertation, “The Domestic and International Politics of U.S. Immigration Policy,” was awarded the prize for best dissertation on a topic of Race, Ethnicity, or Migration and Politics by the Department of Government at Harvard University.
In my current book project, Exporting Borders, I examine the transnational and bureaucratic dimensions of U.S. immigration enforcement. I also examine the strategic outreach behavior of political organizations.