September 12th, 2012
The national Argentine government, under President Christina Fernando de Kirchner, confirmed the elimination of all funding for the Buenos Aires subway. The confirmation is in accordance with the deal signed with Mauricio Macri, the city's mayor, in...
August 14th, 2012
Buenos Aires has been quite the mess this past week. Traffic jams for blocks and passengers packed into buses like sardines have provided vivid imagery for what happens when the subways are...
July 23rd, 2012
The intensity of the frustration and sense of defeat on her face surprised me. After all, a seventy-five centavo raise (or less than twenty cents) is not such a big deal, right? While standing at the bus stop, I mentioned the recently announced fare...
July 17th, 2012
Neoliberalism has reached the Southern Cone. Accompanying the privatization of public facilities, capital liquidation and de-regulation, socio-territorial changes have profoundly changed the layout and experience of the Argentine capital. These...
Since leaving my small hometown in the midwestern United States, I have studied anthropology, history and politics. Specifically while in Holland, I studied gender and urban space, which prepared me for my research under Professor Lutz on the political economy and culture of the car around the globe. I will be continuing this research in the summer of 2012 on-site in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
My specific areas of interest include the sociology and history of labor, gender and sexuality, resistance movements, mobility, urbanism and community organizing.