I am a Professor of Anthropology and American Studies at New York University whose research spans urban ethnography, the political economy of culture and media, creative economies and consumption, immigration and geographies of inequality and race. In particular, my work has focused on the ethnographic study of the local, national and global dynamics of Puerto Rican and contemporary Latino/Latin American cultural politics. Foremost, I am committed to producing ethnographically rich and politically engaged interdisciplinary work.