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May 2024 - The Feminist Cyberlaw (open access) volume is out with amazing entries tackling how gender, race, sexuality, disability, class, and its intersections affect and are affected by cyberspace and the laws governing it. Victoria Sánchez and I have a piece on "Artificial Intelligence, Microwork, and the Racial Politics of Care" you can read here.

March 2024 - The Cybernetic Border is out now! Read the introduction (for free) and/or order the book!

October 2023 - Just submitted proofs for my upcoming book The Cybernetic Border and got the gorgeous cover from Duke University Press.

July 2023 - Multi-sited archival deep dives begin for my project on the history of computing manufacturing along the US-Mexico borderlands with research in the Bay Area, Dallas, and Mexico City.


February 2023 - As part of the podcast El Café Latinx, Dr. Pablo Boczkowski (Northwestern University) interviewed me about my journey to become a professor, my thoughts on mentoring, and my wish for the field of digital studies (and STS). Listen to it on Spotify or your favorite platform!

September 2022 - I'll join the Humanities Institute at the University of Texas at Austin as a Faculty Fellow for its two-year inquiry on digital futures and social justice.

August 2022 - Honored to receive the Ransom Faculty Fellowship 2022-2023 from the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin.

Talks & Events

November 14-17, 2024 - I'll be in a round table at ASA 2024 in Baltimore. Chaired by Madiha Tahir, the round table tackles the long history of security and enmity in the making of the U.S. empire-nation. Kate Chandler, Manu Karuka, Gilberto Rosas, and Felicity Amaya Schaeffer will offer responses to Stefan Aune's Indian Wars Everywhere and my book, The Cybernetic Border.

July 17, 2024 - I'll be in a round table chaired by Héctor Beltrán at 4S/EASST 2024 in Amsterdam. Lilly Irani, Philipp Seuferling, and Kalindi Vora will offer responses to my book and share thoughts on borders, surveillance, and technopolitics.

June 14-15, 2024 - Attended the 2024 DISCO Summit at the University of Michigan where I participated in a panel on "Majority World Infrastructures" with Lisa Nakamura, Marisa Duarte, Meryem Kamil, Huan He, and Jasmine Banks.

April 16, 2024 - I was in a round table with Héctor Beltrán and Juan Llamas-Rodríguez for a conversation on borders, sociotechnical arrangements, and computation with Ranjodh Singh Dhaliwal at University of Notre Dame's Life in Pixels.

November 15-17, 2023 - I gave the keynote address at a conference at Technische Universität Dresden devoted to critical histories of smart borders. More info here.


| U.S.-Mexico borderlands |

| History of technology & imperial formations |

| Human-Computer Interaction |

| Digital labor |

| Science & Technology Studies | Latina/o/x Studies | American Studies |

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