Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Sociology & Anthropology
Ph.D. in Sociocultural Anthropology, New York University, 2012
M.A. in Sociocultural Anthropology, New York University, 2005
B.A. in Anthropology, Michigan State University, 2002
Co-editor with Cuauhtémoc Medina, The Deep of the Modern: A Subcyclopædia. Exhibition catalog for Manifesta 9: A Biennial of European Art. Milan: Silvana Editoriale, 2012.
"Vértigo fotográfico," in Alex Dorfsman: This Mountain Collapsed and Became a Bridge. Exhibition catalog. Mexico City: RM Editores, 2012.
Gabriel Sierra: A Partial Eclipse. Published online by Kadist Art Foundation, 2012.
Two Notes on Recent Films by Gianfranco Rosi and Natalia Almada. e-misférica 8(2), 2011.
"Las políticas del tiempo en la fotografía contemporánea de Maruch Sántiz Gómez," in Alberto Anaut, ed., Tiempo expandido. Madrid: Editorial La Fábrica, 2010.
Review of Mary K. Coffey, How a Revolutionary Art Became Official Culture: Murals, Museums, and the Mexican State. e-misférica 10(1), 2013.
Review of Edward J. McCaughan, Art and Social Movements: Cultural Politics in Mexico and Aztlán. Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology 17(3), 2012.
Teaching and Research Interests
Art, aesthetics, the senses; media, visual culture, material culture; visual anthropology; drugs and alcohol; capitalism and modernity; materialism and post-structuralism; Mexico and Latin America.
Courses and Seminars Taught
Counterculture (First Year Seminar)
Anthropology of Art and Aesthetics
Anthropology of Capitalism (Honors Seminar)
Drugs, Culture & Society