I am a trained linguist and sociologist broadly interested in everyday social interaction, the accountability of language use, and the promises and perils of digitality in a hyper-connected world. My research brings together theories and methods in social psychology, economic sociology, and conversation analysis to understand how interaction technologies shape the ways we communicate, coordinate social action, and cooperate with others.
I am currently a PhD Candidate in sociology at UCLA. My dissertation takes as a study case a grand corruption scandal in Peru, brought about by the media leak and circulation of hundreds of police phone wiretaps, to explore the role of talk in favor exchange and political exposure.
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.