About

I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology at University of Oregon, where I am completing my dissertation entitled Ecological Imperialism: A Holistic Analysis of the Guano Trade in 19th-century Peru, under the supervision of Prof. John Bellamy Foster (advisor), Richard York, Matthew Norton, and Carlos Aguirre (History). I am interested in the interactions between economy and ecology, environmental sociology, and global environmental change. So far, my research has focused on humanity’s impact on the environment, agriculture and global food systems, and unequal exchange and development. Other than this, I am interested in conservation biology and evolution, social theory, and environmental history. I utilize quantitative and historical methods.

I obtained a M.A. in Sociology from the University of Oregon and my first M.A. in Philosophy of Science from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). I also received my B.Sc. in Biology from UNAM, where I graduated Summa Cum Laude. While obtaining my B.Sc., I was an exchange student at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia, where I took courses on analytical biochemistry, biocomplexity, and plant biotechnology.

I have taught courses on Environmental Sociology and Climate Change (SOC 304 Community, Environment, and Society) at the University of Oregon, as well as on History and Philosophy of Biology at UNAM. I also have a long trajectory of rural work, having been a literacy teacher for seven years (2006-12) across several communities in Mexico, and later on co-founding and participating in an agroecology project in Zaachila, Oaxaca, Mexico (2015-2018).