As a urban and social researcher I examine the evolution, use, and meanings of urban space at the intersection of migration and everyday life. My work specifically explores small scale urbanism, inequalities and contestations, culinary infrastructure, and ethnicity, race, & religion. These interests are heavily influenced by sociology, anthropology, food studies, and ethnographic research methods. Below are links to some recent projects:

Immigrant Foodways: Multiethnic Sociospatial Landscapes


Little Arabia: A Southern California Ethnoanchor


Street Food and Urban Markets in the Global North and South


Migration and Restaurants: Mapping America’s Most Diverse Thoroughfare