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. The first report from this project was published in December, 2017, and can be read here.