I am a cultural sociologist interested in the role of talk in everyday life with a particular focus on how ideas about spoken language and ordinary conversational practices shape the social organization of reciprocity, favors, and taboo exchanges. 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 highest-ranking magistrates in Peru to explore the everyday social life of political corruption networks in the largest scandal in the history of Peru’s justice system.
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.