PhD (c) in Women's Studies, University of Manchester (viva April 2009) MPhil in Latin American Studies, University of Oxford – St Antony's College
I am a pre-doctoral/postdoctoral research fellow in the Latin American Studies Program and the History Department at Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, USA. My doctoral thesis is entitled "Cooking Modernity: Food, Gender, and Class in 1940s and 1950s Mexico City and Guanajuato." It analyses modernity and gender in Mexico through welfare, food, and class. Using this point of view, I situate women and the kitchen at the centre of Mexico's post-revolutionary modernisation process. I am particularly concerned with how discourses of modernity manifested themselves in food practices at home, and how women negotiated and challenged state-sponsored nutrition programs. I have published articles in The Americas and the Colombian Revista de Estudios Sociales.