Director, Center for Latin American Studies
Gender Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
I am a professor in the history department; my teaching and research focus on issues of cities, poverty, inequality, law and race in Latin America and Brazil. I grew up in a poor, single parent home, and that experience has informed both my worldview and my work. I believe that elite institutions like UChicago can open up a world of freedoms and possibilities, but I also know how alienating an elite university can feel, and how hard it can be to balance one’s university reality with a very different family and life trajectory. I have joined this network because I think it is important for all of us who have known what it is to be economic outsiders to have a visible presence on this campus, and to provide ongoing support for one another.