My research considers "Global South" as a critical category and solidarity movement to understand BIPOC peoples and spaces that have been negatively impacted by corporate and military interests, including within the US. I look at how literature, urban space, and new media such as Instagram and TikTok tell transnational stories about marginalized Latinx peoples, with particular attention to contemporary migration (Central America, Haiti, and Venezuela).
I am also interested in fieldwork in the humanities to enhance our understanding of cultural production and/as social movements. With the perspectives of US Central Americans as my compass, these themes are at the forefront of my book project, Global South Spaces as Told by Guatemalans. I have presented this project as lectures at Syracuse University, Universidad de Costa Rica, and virtually with Rice University.
In addition to the publications linked via the above images, I am currently co-editing a special journal issue of Istmo with John Petrus (Grinnell College) about how LGBTQ+ people affirm their right to urban space in Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama, and their US diasporas.