I am an anthropologist and filmmaker whose research sits at the intersection of political economy, medical anthropology and visual anthropology. 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.