M.S., 2014, Sociology, Mississippi State University
B.A., 2012, Sociology, University of Puerto Rico- Rio Piedras
My research broadly examines race and ethnicity, racism, media, culture, and power. My previous research focused on media discourse and the construction of Puerto Ricans as un-belonging citizens, racial diversity in Netflix television series, and dominant racial ideologies and their relationship to film reviews. My current research projects focus on the relationship between racial identity formation and perceived ethnic competition, racial identities of Puerto Ricans, and racial/national discourses on Puerto Ricans. I was awarded the Giolas-Harriot Fellowship from the University of Connecticut, Jackie McLean Fellowship from the University of Hartford, and the American Sociological Association’s Multicultural Fellowship. My work has appeared in Sociology Compass, Critical Sociology, Sociology of Sport Journal, Ethnic and Racial Studies, and Contexts.