I am the proud son of Mexican immigrants who have hoed weeds, sorted tomatoes, wept and fought for my sister and I to go to college.
As an environmental health geographer trained in the nature-society tradition, my work seeks to explain the contested relationship between the environment and human health from the perspective of environmental justice (EJ).
My PhD dissertation examines local knowledge and perceptions about environmental health risks in an unincorporated farmworker community near the University of California, Davis (see Research). I value the use of participatory methods and qualitative research, which allows us to better comprehend the historical power relations and embodied biopolitics of places while engaging with communities as equivalent actors in the research process
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