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PhD, Geography, University of Kentucky, in progress
MA, Geography, University of Kentucky, 2010
Social Theory Certificate, Committee on Social Theory, University of Kentucky, 2010
BA, Anthropology, University of Arizona, 2007
I am a feminist geographer whose research interests on Hispanic immigration, reproductive healthcare, and urban space in the U.S. South lie at the intersection of geographies of health and political geography. My research examines how immigration policies and political discourses about Latino/a immigrants in the new immigrant destinations of the South influence health, healthcare, and medical knowledge, especially in conjunction with the variables of race, gender, and citizenship. I use feminist methodologies to investigate the ways in which broad (geo)political ideologies appear within the medical and health aspects of Latino/a immigrants’ everyday lives, and how “mundane” medical and health experiences become sites where identities are shaped and borders of inclusion and exclusion are relationally established. My research in Atlanta, GA shows that drawing out these “micropolitics” of everyday life is vital in creating a more comprehensive picture of the political and its often overlooked manifestations within smaller scale socio-spatial processes and medical spaces.