My main area of research focuses upon the intersection of all media representations and mental health, connecting with developments in language, as well as the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, and personal technologies.
My theoretical and qualitative work focuses on children and young adults; race, gender, and education; and applying a sociological lens to cinema studies.
My primary research centers on the systematics (species-level relationships and classification) of the genus Amelanchier, shrubs and trees in the rose family (Rosaceae).
I write poetry and lyric essays and teach a variety of creative writing courses at MCLA. My scholarship focuses primarily on North American poetry and literature from the postbellum era through the contemporary moment.
My training is in American Cultural Studies with a focus on critical race theory, US immigration history, and Latinx studies. My teaching interests focus on the study and advocacy for racial and social justice, including immigrant and refugee rights.
Cultural Anthropology; Visual Culture; Affect; Memory; Space/Place; Anti-colonial Praxis; Interspecies Ethics; Environmental Justice; Images/Documentary Film; Philosophy of Religion; South Asia.
My teaching and research examines the intersection of cultural trauma and experimental aesthetics in American literature and visual culture from the modernist period to the present.
My research focuses on the cultural, social and environmental barriers and inequities involved in the prevalence of renal disease, as well as on molecular markers of renal disease.
Student learning and motivation
My research/teaching interests include leadership, cultural and social ontology, business strategy, management, marketing, and leadership