Her research is on the formation of political and moral agency in situations of conflict or crisis in Latin American agrarian communities, and she specializes in political and historical anthropology with interests in the anthropology of religion, actor-network theory, feminist anthropology, and political ecology. Topics of study include revolution; violence; the Cold War; peasant and rural livelihoods; insurgencies; indigeneity; environmental and human rights movements; gender; state formation; animal geographies; and frontier capitalism. She has conducted ethnographic and archival research in Guatemala, Chile, Mexico, and Cuba. Her monograph The Good Road: Conscience and Consciousness in a Post-Revolutionary Mayan Village in Guatemala is forthcoming with Duke University Press.
Country(ies) or Region(s) of Interest: Guatemala, Chile, Cuba and Mexico