I am a PhD candidate in sociology at the University of Minnesota and a fellow at the Interdisciplinary Center for Global Change (ICGC). I have a MA in anthropology of development and social transformation from the University of Sussex, a MA in sociology from the University of Minnesota, and a BA in development in Latin America from Harvard University.

My PhD dissertation is on the role of groups and memory in reintegration in Colombia, with a comparative component on Northern Ireland.

With the support of the Grand Challenges Human Rights Lab, I spent the summer of 2017 in Belfast conducting research in collaboration with Dr. Joachim Savelsberg on associational groups, memories, and transitions to peace. While in Northern Ireland I was a Visiting Scholar at the Transitional Justice Institute at Ulster University.

During the summer of 2018, I conducted exploratory fieldwork in Colombia and was a visiting scholar at Centro de Estudios Sociales, Universidad Nacional.

I will be conducting my dissertation fieldwork in Colombia during the 2019-2020 academic year.

Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • BA: Development in Latin America, Harvard University, 2006 -
  • MA: Anthropology of Development and Social Transformation, University of Sussex, 2012 -
  • MA: Sociology, University of Minnesota, 2019 -


  • Social Networks
  • Space, Place, and Identity
  • Colombia
  • International development
  • Diversity and solidarity
  • Peacebuilding
  • Culture