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, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Philosophical 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.