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I am a PhD student in sociology at UCLA.

My academic interests circle around how language and social interaction affect moral reasoning, particularly, in relation to money and exchange behavior in everyday life.  In other words, I study how the way we talk to each other shapes our views about what is acceptable as compensation for a loan, a favor, or doing dishes after dinner.  My theoretical lens and methodological tools come from economic sociology, ethnomethodology, and conversation analysis.  

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.  

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