I am Associate Professor in Anthropology and hold a joint appointment in theBureau of Applied Research in Anthropology, School of Anthropology, and the Center for Latin American Studies. As a US trained applied anthropologist from Colombia, I apply my knowledge and professional skills to address critical social and environmental issues in Latin America.

My research interests include environmental and maritime anthropology; political ecology; social vulnerability to climate and environmental change; grassroots development and collective organization; and social and environmental justice.  My aim is to conduct work that is receptive to local conditions, aware of the local impact of global processes, and capable of proposing relevant alternatives in collaboration with local communities.

I have conducted most of my work with fishing and/or agricultural communities in Mexico, Paraguay, Brazil, and Colombia. I have also worked in the US Southwest with Hispanic farmers and farmworkers.


Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology

School of Anthropology

University of Arizona

Haury Building, Rm 316

1009 E. South Campus Dr.

PO Box 210030

Tucson, Arizona 85721

(520) 626-3331

(520) 621-6282