I am Assistant Professor of Geography at Dartmouth College.

My work focuses on the political economy of geospatial data, media, and technologies. In addition to this, I have conducted research on the geographic, political, and regulatory dimensions of the digital economy in the US and the EU, and across domains such as online film and media distribution, web mapping, and public sector information.

I am currently developing two parallel research projects, which are respectively focused on:

(1) the political economy of remote sensing data in the context of the small satellite revolution, and

(2) the new mappings, spatialities, and production networks assembled by (and for) self-driving cars.

My research has appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as the Annals of the American Association of Geographers, Economic Geography, Geoforum, GeoJournal, Cartographic Perspectives, and Big Data & Society, among others.

In addition to my published work, I have also contributed to the creation of the Neighborhood Data for Social Change, a pioneering online portal by the USC Price Center for Social Innovation that makes a wealth of statistics and mapping resources across policy domains (from health to economic opportunity) available to the public.

I earned my Ph.D. in Geography from UCLA in May 2016 with a dissertation that examined the links between Intellectual Property regimes and geographic information markets in the United States and the European Union. This work earned the Best Dissertation Award from the American Association of Geographers Economic Geography Specialty Group in 2017 and was selected as UCLA’s nomination for the 2016-17 Council of Graduate Schools / ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award in the Social Sciences.

My research has been principally supported by the following: Fulbright-García Robles Fellowship, UC MEXUS-CONACYT Doctoral Grant, UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship, USC-CONACYT Postdoctoral Fellowship, and the Walter and Constance Burke Research Initiation Award at Dartmouth.

Fields of interest

  • Economic Geography
  • Geospatial data, media, and technologies
  • Information and communication technologies
  • Digital economy
  • Intellectual Property
  • Internet governance
  • Geopolitics
  • Variegated capitalism