Assistant Professor

Department of Sociology

Loyola University Chicago

I received my PhD in Sociology, from the University of Southern California (USC). I have experience with urban ethnography, as well as with quantitative analysis and policy report writing.


My ethnographic research examined how adult Latinos left gangs by way of faith-based outreach. I conducted eighteen months of observation at two sites in Los Angeles: a Pentecostal church and a Jesuit-founded non-profit.


My current research follows the FORCE project, a political organizing group of ex-offenders in Chicago.

Areas of specialization: Race, Gender, Religion and Immigration.