I am a politics graduate and freelance writer with special interest in Mexican and Central American social movements. I lived in Mexico from 2009 to 2011, during which time I researched and wrote a book based on the lives of Mexican street performers in the context of the escalating cartel wars, published in 2013 under the title The Urban Circus: Travels with Mexico’s Malabaristas. My writing has also been featured in The Guardian and Truth Out, amongst others.