about

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I am an anthropologist and filmmaker who uses a multimodal practice to explore the diverse social worlds of illicit drugs—from the subjective experiences of people who use drugs to the economic struggles of informal drug producers. I am currently a Research Assistant Professor at the Center for Interventions, Treatment, and Addictions Research (CITAR) in the Department of Population and Public Health Sciences at the Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University. My research is aimed at a hemispheric approach to drug studies, and I conduct research in both Peru and North America. My interests include drugs, visual anthropology, ethnographic film, human-environmental relations, illicit economies, kinship, material culture, and the social worlds of goods.