Education

PhD, Geography, 2014–present

Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University

MA, Geography, 2014

San Diego State University

BA, History, 2012

California State University, Fullerton

Publications

Book Reviews

2016. Van Ramshorst, J. P. Review of Guatemala-U.S. migration: Transforming regions. By S. Jonas and N. Rodriguez. International Migration Review 50(1), e11–e12.

2014. Van Ramshorst, J. P. Review of Securing the city: Neoliberalism, space, and insecurity in post-war Guatemala. Edited by K. L. O'Neill and K. Thomas. Urban Geography 35(2), 313–314.

Grants and Awards

2017 Summer Research Award, Department of Geography, Syracuse University

2017 Field Study Award, Latin American Specialty Group of the AAG

2016 Maxwell Citizenship Initiative Research Grant, Maxwell School, Syracuse University

2016 Summer Research Grant, Program on Latin America and the Caribbean, Syracuse University

2015 Roscoe-Martin Dissertation Award, Syracuse University

2014 Citizenship Award, Department of Geography, San Diego State University

2013 Field Research Grant, Tinker Foundation

2013 Scholarship for Less Commonly Taught Languages, Welte Institute for Oaxacan Studies

2013 Field Study Award, Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers

2013 Alvena Storm Memorial Scholarship, Department of Geography, San Diego State University

2012 Outstanding History Student Award, Department of History, California State University, Fullerton

Professional Presentations

Papers

2018 "The detention corridor: Spatializing migration management and uncertainty in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the AAG, New Orleans, LA, April 10–14.

2017 "Haunting, trauma, and the spectral geographies of fieldwork." Presented at the Annual Critical Geography Conference, Penn State University, State College, PA, October 27–28.

2017 "Laughing about it: Emotional and affective spaces of humor in the geopolitics of migration." Presented at the Annual Emotional geographies Conference, California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, June 14–16.

2017 "'La migra!': Joking and laughter in irregular migration from Central America." Presented at the Human Smuggling Workshop, University of Texas, El Paso, El Paso, TX, April 6–8.

2016 "Transit migration, borders, and activism: Understanding the changing geographies of international migration." Presented at the Transforming Intractable Conflicts Conference, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, September 23–24.

2015 "'To live is to be hunted': Philip K. Dick, science fiction, and the politics of immigration." Presented at the Circuits of Justice Workshop, Penn State University, State College, PA, November 6–7.

2015 "Henri Lefebvre and dystopian spaces in science fiction cinema." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the AAG, Chicago, IL, April 22–25.

2014 "'I suffer a lot, we all suffer so much': Transnational contexts of mobility, migration, and connectedness." Presented at the Latin American Graduate Organization Conference, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, February 13–15.

Organized Panels and Sessions

2018 "Integrating radical scholarship and activism inside the neoliberal university." Panel co-organized at the Annual Meeting of the AAG, New Orleans, LA, April 10–14.

2015 "The politics of utopia and dystopia: Exploring geographies of speculative fiction." Paper session co-organized at the Annual Meeting of the AAG, Chicago, IL, April 22–25.

2014 "Supporting women in geography across the sub-disciplines, 2nd annual panel." Panel co-organized at the Annual Meeting of the AAG, Tampa, FL, April 8–12.

Teaching Experience

Courses

2018 Teaching assistant, Human Geography, Syracuse University (undergraduate)

2017, 2015 Teaching assistant, World Cultures, Syracuse University (undergraduate)

2017 Graudate facilitator, Fulbright Pre-Academic Program, Syracuse University (graduate)

2016 Teaching assistant, Environment & Society, Syracuse University (undergraduate)

2015, 2014 Teaching assistant, Global Environmental Change, Syracuse University (undergraduate)

2014, 2012 Teaching assistant, Geography of Food, San Diego State University (undergraduate)

2013, 2012 Teaching assistant, South America, San Diego State University (undergraduate)

Invited Lectures

2017 "Changing experiences of migration in North and Central America." Presented in World Cultures, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, October 4.

2016 "Borders, transit migration, and migrant journeys from Central America." Presented at the Refugee Advocacy Program, RAICES, San Antonio, TX, February 18

2016 "En el camino: Nuevos riesgos y derechos en transito." Presented at Centro de Ayuda Humanitaria a Migrantes, Chahuites, Oaxaca, MX, November 19.

2015 "Migration, identity, and borders." Presented in World Cultures, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, October 7.

Professional and University Service

2015–2016 Graduate Student Representative, Department of Geography, Syracuse University

2014–2016 Member, Future Professoriate Program, Syracuse University

2013–2014 Colloquium Representative, Department of Geography, San Diego State University

2013–2014 Vice-President, Supporting Women in Geography (SWIG), San Diego State University

Professional Memberships

Association of American Geographers (AAG)

Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers (CLAG)

Latin American Studies Association (LASA)

Languages

Spanish     Fluency in reading, speaking, and writing