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Bilingual/biliteracy education; Immigration status and schooling; Family/school involvement; Mexican immigrant fathers; Deportation, forced repatriation, and transnational schooling; Linguistic Anthropology of Education; Ethnographic methods


National Academy of Education / Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Recipient (2017 – 2018)

Recipient of Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant for Mexico (2016)

Education and Human Ecology International Programs Seed Grant at The Ohio State University (2016, Amount $3,831)

Faculty Fellow, Office of Diversity and Inclusion in the College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University (2015-2016)

Documenting Emergent Bilinguals’ Educational Resources (DEBER) across Elementary School and Home Contexts. OSU College of Education and Human Ecology Seed Grant with Mileidis Gort. (2014, Amount $19, 969)

Dell H. Hymes–Nessa Wolfson Award for Excellence in Educational Linguistics Recipient, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education (2013)

National Academy of Education / Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship Award Recipient (2011 – 2012)

National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant in Cultural Anthropology Recipient (2010 – 2011)