Refereed Journal Articles

Spaces of Resistance, Everyday Activism and Belonging: Youth Reimagining and Reconfiguring the City in Oaxaca, Mexico, Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology. Vol. 22 (2), 2017.

From the Barrio to the Barricades: Grafiteros, Punks and the Remapping of Urban Space. Special double issue, “Mexican and Special double issue, “Mexican and Chicanx Social Movements,” Social Justice: Vol. 42 (3/4), 2016.

Analyzing the Meshwork as an Emerging Social Movement Formation: An Ethnographic Account of the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO). Journal of Contemporary Anthropology: Vol. 1 (1), 2010.

Refereed Book Chapters

Building Horizontal Political Cultures: Youth Activism and the Legacy of the Oaxacan Social Movement of 2006. In Rethinking Latin American Social Movements: Radical Action from Below. Richard Stahler-Sholk, Harry E. Vanden and Marc Becker (eds.). Latin American Perspectives in the Classroom Series. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. 2014.


Cartographies of Youth Resistance: Hip-Hop, Punk, and Urban Autonomy in Mexico. University of California Press. Fall 2020.

Dreams Deported: Immigrant Youth and Families Resist Deportations. Contributing Editor with Kent Wong and Nancy Guarneros. Los Angeles: UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education. 2015.

Peer-Edited Book Chapters

Latin American Immigration in Rural Oregon, Co-Authored with Lynn Stephen and Marcela Mendoza. In Understanding the Immigrant Experience in Oregon: Research, Analysis, and Recommendations from University of Oregon Scholars, Robert Bussel (ed.), pp 45-55. Eugene: Labor Education Research Center of the University of Oregon, 2008.


Review of The Geographies of Social Movements: Afro-Colombian Mobilization and the Aquatic Space. By Ulrich Oslender (Duke University Press, 2016). In Anthropological Quarterly (forthcoming)

Review of Spaces of Conflict, Sounds of Solidarity: Music, race, and spatial entitlement in Los Angeles. By Gaye Theresa Johnson (University of California Press, 2013). In American Studies 53(4), 2014.

Works In Progress

Mike Garcia and the Legacy of Justice for Janitors: Immigrant Workers Build Political Power and Hold Corporations Accountable, book manuscript for UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education (expected publication Late 2017).

Reconfigurando la ciudad: Jóvenes, sus proyectos políticos y el espacio público en la Ciudad de Oaxaca, manuscript to be submitted to Cuadernos del Sur (Mexico).

Public Interest

Border (In)Securities in the Era of 45. Invited blog post for Australian Outlook of the Australian Institute of International Affairs. Co-Authored with Michelle Téllez. Published March 1, 2017.

Seeing Race and Citizenship in the U.S. Through Ava DuVernay’s 13th. Invited blog post for the #Black Lives Matter Syllabus Project. Published March 1, 2017.

The U.S-Mexico Borderlands. Invited blog post for Australian Outlook of the Australian Institute of International Affairs. Co-Authored with Michelle Téllez. Published December 7, 2016.

Engaged Anthropology- Maurice Rafael Magaña. Invited blog post for the Wenner-Gren Foundation Blog. Published October 25, 2016.

Educational Reform and Repression in Mexico. Invited blog post for peer-reviewed journal, Social Justice. Published June 22, 2016.