Areas of Expertise

Anthropology of religion, Mexican American spiritualities and indigenous heritage, gender and racialization, and Chicana feminisms. Geographic specialization: U.S. - Mexico Borderlands, Central and South Texas.


B.A., M.A., Ph.D, University of Texas at Austin


Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Faculty Affiliate in Feminist Studies and Latin American Studies
Southwestern University
August 14, 2010 - present

Previous Courses

Latina/o & Latin American Spiritualities
Senior Capstone Seminar
Inroduction to Anthropology

Honors and Awards

Sam Taylor Fellowship, 2012

To continue work on “Spirit Stories: Narratives of Spirituality and Social Justice”, an intergenerational oral history project.