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.
PhD University of Maryland, 2003
Areas of Expertise
|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|