I am currently a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Sociology and the Science in Human Culture Program at Northwestern University. I obtained my PhD in Sociology at UC Berkeley. My work sits at the intersections of science and technology studies, sociology of organizations, political sociology and bioethics. On a theoretical level, my work concerns the deeply entangled relationship between the production of knowledge and the production of social order.
In my research I combine participant observation, interviews, archival methods and network analysis to trace how experts institutionalize standards, practices and categories. I use these methods to unpack cases where this happens in ways that entrench power relations between scientists and wider communities.
Through my teaching I aim to stimulate early career STEM students into thinking critically about the relationship between science and society.
I grew up moving between the U.S. and central Mexico, spending most of my young adult life in Querétaro, Qro. before moving to Chicago, IL for college.
I consider Oakland, CA to be my home.