Post-Marxism, Alternative Economies, Community Development, Economic Subjectivity, Public Sociology
Office: Science Hall 292E
Ph.D. – Washington State University, 2008
M.A. – Washington State University, 2003
B.S. – Utah State University, 1999
My research revolves around examining the exploitative processes of free market capitalism, and better understanding how alternative economic exchanges that are more inclusive and sustainable can be effectively implemented. Alternative economic exchanges I have studied include fair trade, farmers markets, and timebanking. I also continue to examine how capitalism has been discursively constructed in the media since the beginning of the Great Recession / the economic crisis of 2008. I am also involved in raising awareness about the solidarity economy here in the borderlands of southern New Mexico and far west Texas.
And you can read about our efforts to build a solidarity economy along the U.S. / Mexico here (in Spanish).