I am a sociologist of talk interested in the interactional structures that undergird conversation and the historical, social, and technological processes whereby occasions of talk become culture. My work spans the fields of economic sociology, the sociology of media, and conversation analysis.
I am currently a PhD candidate in sociology at UCLA. In my dissertation, I use a massive leak of wiretapped phone calls between higher-ranking magistrates in Peru to explore the everyday social life of political corruption networks and the media exposure that turned the mundane into scandal.
Between 2014 and 2016, I worked as an adjunct lecturer for the Department of Humanities at PUCP. Drawing from conversation analysis, sociocultural linguistics and (critical) discourse analysis, I developed and taught courses that explored language in social context.