I am a fourth-year PhD student in sociology at UCLA. I am broadly interested in the way language and other communication technologies affect the way we think about, represent, and carry out disreputable acts in everyday social life. From culturally enforced to situationally emergent prohibitions, I study the social structural factors that shape the consummation and stigmatization of taboo(-ed) behavior in interaction.
My dissertation project examines the mediatization of a corruption scandal in Peru sparked and sustained over the course of several months by the online circulation of hundreds of wiretapped telephone conversations.
Between 2014 and 2016, I worked as an adjunct lecturer for the Department of Humanities at Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. Drawing from Conversation Analysis, Sociocultural Linguistics and (Critical) Discourse Analysis, I developed and taught courses that explored language in social context.
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