My current work at the Trans-Border Institute focuses on freedom of expression and femicides in Mexico. I manage research and translation for TBI’s Freedom of Expression Project, which seeks to bring the work of front-line journalists to a wider, English-speaking audience. This effort not only increases the visibility of those whose efforts to document violence and corruption put them at risk, but also offers a vital local perspective on important issues such as immigration and the drug war. As part of this project, I also document attacks on freedom of expression in Mexico, particularly in Veracruz, and our research explores the motives for these attacks.
At TBI I am also coordinating our effort to build a database of feminicides in a number of states affected by the drug war, including Baja California, Sinaloa, and Veracruz, in order to better understand the causes of this epidemic of violence.