My research presentations reflect my research interests in social inequality and specifically in the tension between individual and structural explanations of these inequalities. For example, my work on the division of household labor highlights the structural constraints that shape housework for Mexican American families, but also the gendered nature of the household division of labor.
My teaching presentations focus on my pedagogy and the effect that service learning and writing assignments have on learning sociological concepts. This work really reflects my interest in bringing traditional teaching tools (like writing) and non-traditional teaching tools (like service learning) to sociology students.
My professional development presentations cover important topics for faculty and students. Academia can be a confusing place for faculty and students at times and this confusing landscape can be made more welcoming to people of color and women if we focus on demystifying the unspoken rules in academia.