I teach on all aspects of colonial and especially modern Latin America. In my scholarly work I explore relationships between race, class, culture and regional identity in twentieth-century Brazil. In my first book, African Brazilian Culture and Regional Identity in Bahia, Brazil (University of Florida Press, 2013), I examined the mid-twentieth-century process by which African-Brazilian cultural practices – including carnival batucadas, samba and capoeira – became central to regional identity in the northeast state of Bahia.
PhD University of Maryland, 2003
Areas of Expertise
HIS-160 (Introduction to Latin America), HIS-244 (ST:Brazil), and HIS-344 (ST:LatAm Race/Sex/Clas)
|Synonym||Title||Times Taught||Terms Taught|
|HIS-107||Lat Am Sex/Race/Danger||1||2015/JN|
|HIS-160||Introduction to Latin America||1||2014/FA|
|HIS-261||Colonial Latin America||1||2014/FA|