She is the author of numerous articles on state construction and citizenship, and her current research involves a comparative study of the role of gendered spectacles in creating state legitimacy and power at moments of crisis in the Andes.

Comparative politics, contemporary state theory, democracy, nationalism, political culture, Latin America, citizenship, gender and sexuality, political anthropology, governance, space and geography, state-building, globalization, militarization.

Women's Studies, Political Science
PhD, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Political Science, 2009
BA, Gustavus Adolphus College, Spanish and Political Science, 2001
political science