Status: PhD Student

Adviser: Miguel La Serna and Louis A. Pérez

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BA Philosophy, North Carolina State University, 2003
BA Anthropology, North Carolina State University, 2003
MA History, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, 2009
MA Thesis: “Integración Regional de América del Sur en el Siglo XXI: UNASUR”

Research Interests

My research focuses on modern Latin American, with an emphasis on South America and the Andes. I am interested in rural and labor histories, commodities and the environment, as well as intellectual movements of the early twentieth century.

Some Notable Publications

Plunging Oil, Street Protests, El Nino. Add in a Flaring Volcano,” Bloomberg News, August 25, 2015.
“Wikileaks’ Assange Seeks Asylum in Ecuador Embassy in London” [with Randall Woods], Bloomberg News, June 19, 2012.
“Ecuador’s Protesting Police Lay Siege to President,” Bloomberg News, Sept. 30, 2010.
“Honduran President Zelaya Ousted in Coup by Military” [with Jose Orozco], Bloomberg News, June 28, 2009.