I examine migrant laborers and related transnational movements throughout the U.S., focusing on the work of community organizations, labor unions, and religious institutions engaged with providing social services and organizing such populations. Additionally, I investigate these points of emphasis through the lens of economic, cultural, and familial transformations in the late twentieth century.


B.S., Finance, University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana
B.A., History, University of Illinois at Chicago


  • United States History

Selected Awards

  • Winner of the 2015 John Lee Goodman Award from the University of Illinois at Chicago