Currently, I am Mitchem Fellow at Marquette University (2019-2020). I focus on questions that emerge from work in critical race theory, critical Indigenous studies, and the left/radical strain in Latin American and Latinx/o/a philosophy. I understand these traditions as different manifestations of anti-colonial thought, one of my goals being to put them into conversation. In my dissertation, I am exploring the question of how colonialism has impacted the inner lives, both individual and collective, of racialized peoples, paying special though not exclusive attention to people of Mexican descent in the US.
2020 - Graduate Student Distinguished Teaching Award, Philosophy Dept, University of Washington
2019-2020 - Arnold L. Mitchem Dissertation Fellowship Program, Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI)
2019 - Ford Foundation Fellowship, Honorable Mention
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
- “Facing the Genocidal Present: White Supremacy, White Terrorism, and Anti-Mexican Violence,” The American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting, San Francisco, CA (April 2020)
- “‘Si No Te Quieres Fregar…,’ or: How the Everyday Violence of Racial Capitalism Conspires to Break the Latinx Worker Body,” The Benjamin Rabinowitz Symposium in Medical Ethics on the theme “Race, Health & Justice,” University of Washington-Seattle (11 October 2019)
- “‘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 Philosophy: 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).