Doctoral Candidate

BA, Sociology and Politics, Pomona College
MA, Sociology, University of Chicago


My research focuses on social inequality across different contexts. My dissertation project seeks to expand sociological understandings of cities in the global south through the empirical case of youth in street situations in Mexico City. Through participant observation, semi-structured interviews, life-history interviews, and archival research this project will seek to gain a holistic understanding of the individual experiences of the youth, how they interpret their situation, the complex culture that the youth create on the street, and seeks to understand the ways in which the youth contribute to life in the larger city around them. My project adds to the sociological understanding of social dynamics that occur in cities of the global south and offers the information necessary to create more effective interventions and programming to better serve the population.