I am an Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Dartmouth College. I received a B.A. in History-Sociology from Columbia University, earned a M.A. and Ph.D. in History from Duke University, and studied at the Institute for Gender and Development Studies at the University of the West Indies-St. Augustine as a Fulbright fellow. My research explores the history of the African Diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean, with a focus on nationalism, migration, and gender. My current book project, Democracy Shall be no Empty Romance: War and the Politics of Empire in the Greater Caribbean, examines how the dislocations of World War I transformed political loyalties, racial identifications, and imperial policy in the British West Indies. My research has been supported by several external fellowships, including awards from the American Historical Association, Mellon Foundation, Coordinating Council for Women in History, Ford Foundation, Mustard Seed Foundation, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, and the Social Science Research Council. My publications include a chapter in the edited collection, Global Circuits of Blackness: Interrogating the African Diaspora (University of Illinois Press, 2010), entries in The International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest: 1500 to the Present and The Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography, and reviews in PALARA-The Publication of the Afro-Latin/American Research Association, the Journal of African American History, and the Hispanic American Historical Review.
At Dartmouth, I teach undergraduate courses on African slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean; gender and sexuality in the Caribbean; transnational black activism in the Americas; and nationalism and revolution in the Caribbean. I look forward to writing about Afro-Latin American and Caribbean activist-intellectuals for the AAIHS blog.