Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Colorado; Thesis: “Pacified Inclusion: Security and Digital Technology in Brazilian Favelas.”
M.A., Anthropology, University of Colorado.
B.A. Anthropology & History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Introductory to Anthropology
Police and Democratic States
Race, Gender, and Class in Latin America
People and Cultures of Brazil
Contemporary Global Politics
Introduction to American Politics
My research focuses on technology-based development as it relates to the installation of security and governmental infrastructure in Rio de Janeiro’s marginalized communities (also called favelas or slums). I am interested in connecting with individuals in Brazil’s ICT, development, and education sectors.
In Press. 2021.“Digital Failures in Abolitionist Ethnography” in Social Analysis 65.1.
In Press. 2021 Peer-Reviewed Article. “An Architype for Millennial Activism” submitted for consideration in the special issue of Peace Review 32(4).
2019. “Death on Repeat: Violence, Viral Images, and Questioning the Rule of Law in Brazilian Favelas” in The Journal of Legal Anthropology. Volume 3, Issue 1: 21–40.
2016. “Pacified Inclusion: Digital Inclusion in Brazil’s Most Violent Favelas” in Urban Solutions: Metropolitan Approaches, Innovation in Urban Water and Sanitation, and Inclusive Smart Cities. Woodrow Wilson Center Urban Sustainability Laboratory. 105-122.