My research focus on state violence in general and police violence in particular. I study the tensions that exist between police and democracy, and also the ways policing and police violence affect Black people and people of color in low-income communities in Latin America and the US. I am also interested in exploring the reasons and consequences of the import of U.S. policing strategies in Latin America. I am currently researching the adoption of "tough-on-crime" policies in Uruguay in the last decade. Together with Kevin Funk, we have examined the engagement, or more exactly the lack of engagement, with Marx and Marxism in political science in the US. We continue to explore the reasons behind this, as well as the development of Marxist analysis in Latin America. Finally, part of my research focuses on politics and policy in Uruguay. I am working on a research regarding Uruguay's management of the Covid pandemic, particularly regarding vulnerable populations. My work has been published in the Journal of Social Justice, International Studies Perspective, International Studies Review, and chapters in several edited books.