About

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Welcome to my website!

My commitments to scholarly activism are reflected in this website; it captures the culmination of both my scholarly and activist commitments.

Important recent events…

Fall 2012: Received my Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies with a Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

2013 – 2015: I joined Rutgers University faculty as an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow with the Institute for Research on Women and the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University (2013 – 2015).

Fall 2015 onward: I am currently a tenure track Assistant Professor with the Division of Ethnic Studies in the School for Cultural & Social Transformation. This position is a joint faculty position with the College of Social Work.

I am committed to service – both locally and nationally, where I serve as the Director, Initiative for Transformative Social Work, CSW, University of Utah, the Secretary/Treasurer, Human Rights Section, American Sociological Association and the Co-Chair, Conference Committee, Freedom Network USA.

Projects: My research discusses an array of issues on race, gender, and sexuality with regard to trafficking, intimacy, violence, and militarisms. Currently I am revising my monograph, Migrant Crossings. I am also involved in a transnational feminist initiative called Migratory Times.

I value praxis and have experience working at all levels of organizations, from grassroots organizer to leadership roles.

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