Current position: Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Cincinnati. Affiliate of the Sociology Department, the Department of Africana Studies, and the Latin American Studies Program. Affiliate researcher of the Central American Population Center at the University of Costa Rica.
Brief Bio: My research focuses on the relationship between international migration and adaptation to socioeconomic change. From the perspective of receiving societies, I study how immigrants adapt to new labor markets in host societies. From the perspective of sending societies, I am interested in the local effects of migration on economic development, environmental change and social resilience. I have also served as expert witness and research the role of cultural and other social scientific expertise in the judicial system’s understanding and management of cultural diversity.
Penn State’s Demography Program: My dual PhD in Anthropology and Demography is fairly rare and has opened a lot of doors for me. In the demography program I was exposed to spatial training and numerous statistical techniques, had the opportunity to research, present at national and international conferences, and publish.