I work on questions at the intersection of moral and political philosophy, critical race theory, Latin American philosophy, and critical Indigenous studies. I'm writing a dissertation on the epistemic, affective, and existential aftermath of colonial violence - specifically on the question of how racial oppression makes itself felt in our quotidian lives.
2019 - American Philosophical Association Prize Essay on Latin American Thought
2018 - Latinx Scholars Graduate Fellowship, Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP), University of Washington
2017-18 - Sawyer Seminar on "Capitalism and Comparative Racialization" Research Funds, Washington Institute for the Study of Inequality and Race, University of Washington
2017 - Institute for Ethnic Studies in the United States Fellowship, GO-MAP, University of Washington
2016 - Summer Institute on Global Indigeneities Fellow, University of Washington
I'm a graduate fellow at the Washington Institute for the Study of Inequality and Race; I'm affiliated with the Jackson School of International Studies' Latin American Studies program; and I'm a founding member of the graduate student research cluster on Indigenous Studies. I participated in the Mellon Sawyer Seminar on the theme of "Capitalism and Comparative Racialization" at UW in the 2017-18 academic year. I was a fellow at Summer Institute on Global Indigeneities (SIGI) in 2016.
“‘To Make Myself Known’: Colonial Erasure and Hermeneutical Tragedy,” Resistant Imaginations: A Conference on Critical Epistemologies, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR (February 2019).
“Sanctuary Cities and Political Philsophy: What they are, What They Could and Should Be,” (Co-authored with Paul Tubig) Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division, New York City, NY (January 2019).
“‘Lost Indians’ or ‘Settlers of Color’?: Settler Colonialism and Indigeneity in Mexico,” Andrew W. Mellon Sawyer Seminar on "Race and Indigeneity in the Americas," Brown University, Providence, RI (December 2018).
“Does Mexico Exist?: Mexico, Settler Colonialism, and Indigeneity,” 3rdBiennial Conference on Mexican Philosophy, Mount St. Mary’s University, Los Angeles, CA (October 2018)
“Not Hispanic, Not Latino?: Mexican-American Claims to Indigeneity,” Society for Mexican American Philosophy Annual Conference, Texas A&M University, TX (19-20 May 2017)
“The Social Meaning of the 2016 Election.” Presentation for a special post-election event, "Philosophy in the Aftermath," University of Washington, Philosophy Department (Autumn 2016).