I am a trained linguist and sociologist broadly interested in everyday communication, technologies of social interaction, and the accountability of spoken language in an increasingly digitally-mediated and hyper-connected world. My research focuses on conversation, from how its internal structures shape and reproduce everyday social realities to the way its digital records serve professional practice and political action.
I am currently a PhD Candidate in sociology at UCLA. In my dissertation, I take as a study case a grand corruption scandal in Peru, brought about by the media leak and circulation of hundreds of police wiretaps, to explore the role of talk and communication technologies in the social organization of favors, criminal networks, and political corruption.
Between 2014 and 2016, I worked as an adjunct lecturer for the Department of Humanities at PUCP. Drawing on conversation analysis, sociocultural linguistics and (critical) discourse analysis, I developed and taught courses that explored language in social context.