I am a scholar of globalized racial systems studying racial and ethnic processes, migration, and urban topics using quantitative methods.
I completed my PhD in Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania in August 2020.
In my dissertation, I challenged the contemporary empirical treatment of race as an essential trait by testing whether data displaying changes in the way that an individual is racially classified by others over time are best understood as measurement errors or as racial reclassifications reflecting dynamic social processes of racialization.
My research opens up racial systems to direct observation and analysis through an examination of the moments when individuals are racialized in racial classification events. My work also provides quantitative empirical support for philosophical arguments that race is socially constructed and tests theories of racial formation and the Latin-Americanization of the U.S. racial system.