Most broadly conceived, my research interests focus on the cultural, social, and historical
processes through which bodies, nations, and their borders take shape in the U.S. I pay special
attention to the changing context of immigration law and U.S. border policies and their shifting control of migrant reproduction and family formation. To this point, I am especially interested in how assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) reveal the role bodies and borders play in the maintenance of an American national imaginary. My research agenda spans the subtopics of domesticity, reproduction, family, and genetics as they contribute to the maintenance of a racialized settler colonial ideal in the U.S. Currently, I am researching travel between the U.S. and Mexico facilitated by international fertility markets.