I teach on all aspects of colonial and especially modern Latin American History. In my research, I explore relationships between race, class, culture and regional identity in twentieth-century Brazil. In African Brazilian Culture and Regional Identity in Bahia, Brazil (University of Florida Press, 2013), I examined how African-Brazilian cultural practices – including carnival batucadas, samba and capoeira – became central to regional identity in the northeast state of Bahia. I'm currently working on a book length study of cultural politics in Bahia in the lead up to the military coup of 1964 and the 1960s and an edited interdisciplinary volume of recent research on the historical and contemporary experiences of Afro-Brazilians in Bahia.
PhD University of Maryland, 2003
Areas of Expertise
HIS-160 (Introduction to Latin America) and HIS-361 (Latin America and the United States)
|Synonym||Title||Times Taught||Terms Taught|
|HIS-160||Introduction to Latin America||2||2015/SP and 2014/FA|
|HIS-107||Lat Am Sex/Race/Danger||1||2015/JN|
|HIS-261||Colonial Latin America||1||2014/FA|