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I am an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Colorado Denver. I was born and raised in Mexico City, earned my BA in Political Science and International Relations from the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), and received my MA and PhD from the University of Chicago.

My research and teaching interests in comparative politics address issues related to democracy, nationalism, aesthetics and art, and the intersections between capitalism, race, and gender. I pay particular attention to the ways in which the artistic and cultural fields define imaginaries of community and citizenship, engage in political critique, shape collective memory, and influence prevailing structures of race, gender, sex, and class in Latin America.