Photo credit: Filipino Migrants in the Netherlands

I am a scholar of social movements and migration and currently an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Grinnell College, with affiliations in Peace and Conflict Studies and American Studies. My research to date reflects my intellectual and personal interest in understanding how foreign workers, immigrants, and refugees engage in collective action to challenge hegemonic power and create new kinds of political spaces. My work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Association of University Women, the American Philosophical Society, the Russell Sage Foundation, and the Midwest Sociological Society. I have published my research in edited volumes and peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Mobilization, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Mass Communication and Society, Sociology Compass, and Asian Survey. My first book Insurgent Communities: How Protests Create a Filipino Diaspora is forthcoming (Spring 2024) from the University of Chicago Press.