Assistant Professor of Sociology
As a college student, I decided I wanted to help social movements struggling against inequality. I was especially interested in how they can deal with difficult challenges and dilemmas and why so many people accept inequality. This led me to Public Sociology, which involves sharing the knowledge produced by sociologists with the broader public, to help us all make the world better. This also led me to a research program focused on understanding how political and class subjectivities are produced and how these subjectivities relate to political and economic action that reproduces or challenges inequality. I have developed this program especially (but not exclusively) by studying struggles for social rights (such as housing and education) and debt resistance in Chile. These projects have led me to multiple interests within Sociology and with related disciplines: Political Sociology, Social Movement Studies, Inequality, Sociology of Culture, Economic Sociology, Social Theory, Social Psychology, Education, Urban Studies, Political Science, Anthropology, and Latin American studies.