Hello! I am an environmental and medical anthropologist, working as a postdoctoral lecturer at the University of Chicago in the Center for Latin American Studies and the Department of Anthropology. I completed my PhD in sociocultural anthropology at the University of California, Davis in 2015 with a designated emphasis in critical theory.
In the context of Peru's mining industry, my work analyzes the science, ethics, and politics of lead toxicity and exposure and the emergent potentials for constructing life within noxious worlds of extractive capitalism. I conducted my field research at two emblematic sites of metal production in Peru: the Andean Metallurgic Center of La Oroya and the National Seaport of El Callao.
At the University of Chicago, I teach the pro-seminar for the M.A. program in Latin American and Caribbean studies as well as additional courses on cultures of extractivism, the life politics of the Catholic Church, and decolonial approaches to the study of science, technology, and medicine. Previously, I have taught courses on environmental anthropology, toxicity and politics, and the anthropology of globalization.