I am an assistant professor of Geography at the University of Washington in Seattle. I research questions of race and nature as they relate to migration, borderlands and conservation. My first book, Green Wars: Conservation and Decolonization in Guatemala's Maya Forest , was published in December 2017 by the University of California Press.
I teach classes including: Environmental Justice (Spring 2019); Race, Nature & Power (Spring 2018); and a graduate seminar on Critical Race & Postcolonial Geographies (Winter 2019). If you're a UW student hoping to meet with me, please email me to schedule an appointment. If you are applying to our geography graduate program (MA/PhD), please look over my teaching & advising page and write me a brief email.
I'm also chairing the new Latinx Geographies Specialty Group of the AAGs, a place where I'm already learning much from discussions around transnational Latinidades, place-making and love in the face of racialized state violence.
You can also see what I'm reading at goodreads.