Education

  • Ph.D. Florida International University (Global & Sociocultural Studies, Anthropology)
  • M.S. Nova Southeastern University (Conflict Analysis and Resolution)
  • B.A. Barnard College (Political Science and Africana Studies)

Areas of Expertise

  • Social Movements
  • Caribbean Studies
  • Solidarity Economies
  • Black Feminism
  • (Post)colonialism

Background

I am a Visiting Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at Davidson College. My doctoral work centered on a coalition of social movement organizations calling for an end to the ongoing “non-governmental” occupation of Haiti. I am interested in the construction of neocolonial nationalist ideologies and collective identities in relation to race and class, gender and sexuality, education and language and religion. I am currently working on my monograph entitled Development Contested in Occupied Haiti: Social Movements, NGOs, and the Evangelical State and have published in academic and political journals like Women’s Studies Quarterly and Commune Magazine. I have also served as an organizer with land and housing rights organization Take Back the Land-Miami and am presently the International Coordinator for Community Movement Builders.