- BA 2017
- UCSB Environmental Studies
Urban studies; political ecology; social metabolism; climate change; Mexico
Political ecology; history; economic anthropology; ownership; conflict and cooperation; disasters; hope
Water Management; Healthcare Policy and Reform; Population Health; Infrastructure
Political Ecology, Environmental Justice, Indigenous Rights, Energy and Water Infrastructure, Colonialism and Modernization, Resistance Movements
American Politics, Identity, Latino Politics, Immigration, U.S. Racial and Ethnic Politics, Public Opinion and Political Behavior
Ph.D. Research Project: "Racism, the state, and agricultural industry. Labour exploitation in northwest Mexico"
Farm wage labour is a precarious work. In Mexico, the academic discussion of the conditions of farmworkers has been in terms of labor policies, human rights, class, vulnerability, health, and gender. In contrast, this research argues that racism is a fundamental element to understand how labour exploitation in agribusiness is legitimized by the state. In this respect, the central question of the project is How the Mexican state categorizes and controls its populations to develop agricultural industries? This study aims to produce an ethnography of the state in northwest Mexico, seeing the administration and execution of public policies involving farmworkers within of international agribusiness projects.