I have been at CCA since spring 2009. I consider myself, first and foremost, a comparative ethnic studies scholar. I am especially interested in the intersections among ethnic studies, cultural geography, and indigenous studies. In my research I focus on issues of race and space and indigenous geographies. I also write on pedagogy, contemporary media, and popular culture.
I work with several cultural centers throughout California, with special emphasis on combining scholarship, mentoring, and community building. Before joining CCA I taught at a number of schools, including San Francisco State University (American Indian studies), UC San Diego (ethnic studies), Sacramento State University (ethnic studies), Laney College (American Indian studies), and Sonoma State University (American multicultural studies).
I currently teach, or have taught, several courses titles at CCA: 1) Foundations in Critical Studies: Power; 2) Geographies of Difference; and 3) Indigeneity. In Spring 2011, I will be teaching: 4) Foundation in Critical Studies: Alterity.