I am a Lecturer in Psychology at University of Suffolk. I am also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the City College of New York, CUNY. I hold a PhD in psychology from De Montfort University, UK. My doctoral dissertation explored non-binary gender identities and language.
My research interests include: language, gender, and sexuality; queer theory; assemblage theory; and corpus linguistics. While based in psychology, my research is inherently interdisciplinary, drawing from sociology, linguistics, and sociolinguistics. I am a member of the International Partnership for Queer Youth Resilience (INQYR) UK Regional Network.
I am originally from Colombia, and moved to the US at the age of 16. After graduating from California State University Long Beach with a BA in human development, I moved to South Korea – and then Japan – to teach English as a second language. After almost three years in Asia, I moved to New York City to complete an MA in general psychology at The City College of New York, where my love for language(s), LGBTQ+ studies, teaching, and research intensified.
I am also passionate about language(s), photography, gardening, drawing, traveling, music, running, cooking, cats, and social justice.
Please get in touch if you would like to collaborate! I am based in London.