About

I am a Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology at Pomona College and a Assistant Research Scientist at UC, Riverside’s Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT) in the Air Quality Measuring and Exposure Lab.

Prior to this I was a Research Associate at the Institute of Research on World-Systems at the University of California, Riverside. I defended my doctoral thesis May 31, 2018 and currently hold a PhD in Sociology from the University of Neuch√Ętel, Magna Cum Laude. I was a Scientific Collaborator and Grader at the Institute of Sociology at the University of Neuch√Ętel.

My doctoral project focused on global economic stratification as it relates to the rise of China and its impact on various regions in the Global South.

I am trained in macro-comparative quantitative research methods as well as case study work.

Areas of Research and Interests: Development (policies and theories, small island development, climate change, citizenship); Structural and Global Inequality (structural inequality, stratification of the world-economy, race and power); Africa-China relations; Global Governance; Class Analysis (class formation, precarity); Transnationalization; Community Health (socioeconomic disparities and air pollution exposure, the Inland Empire)

I received my MA in Political Science from the University of Lausanne. My MA thesis examined the evolution of Tocqueville’s writings on the issues of race and inequality.

I received my BA in Government from Claremont McKenna College. My BA thesis dealt with the welfare reforms under the Clinton Administration.

I am a proud alumna of Santa Monica College; an immigrant; and first generation college graduate!