I am a Ph.D. student in the Sociology Department at the University of Oregon. In 2014 I received a BA in sociology from California State University Long Beach, and in 2017 I received an MS in sociology from the University of Oregon. My research and teaching focus on racial inequality, racism, and intersections of race, gender, and sexuality in the U.S. context. Broadly, my current research projects examine mechanisms by which racial inequality are reproduced and maintained in the so-called "post-racial" era.
My forthcoming article to be published in Sociology of Race and Ethnicity titled, “They Want the Spanish but They Don’t Want the Mexicans”: Whiteness and Consumptive Contact in an Oregon Spanish Immersion School" examines the racialized consumptive practices of whites who intentionally seek out engagement with communities of color. I introduce the concept of consumptive contact: a form of interracial contact predicated upon whites’ perceptions about economic and cultural benefits they will acquire through exposure to nonwhites.