Beyond my research on capitalist state violence and police violence, I am interested in the study and development of Marxism in the US and Latin America. Together with Kevin Funk we have analyzed the neglect of Marx and Marxism in US political science. In our work we have shown how Marx is rarely read in most graduate programs in the top US universities. We argue that the neglect and misreading of Marx represents an important failure in the formation of US scholars and the reasons for this are both cultural and political. We continue to expand our work in this area.
I have also analyzed Uruguay's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, examining the varied ways neoliberal regimes have dealt with the challenges of COVID-19.