Research focuses on the peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean, with special emphasis on those of African descent.
- Examines how the development of tourism as a major industry in this region influences state policy and grassroots initiatives.
- Work includes investigations of globalization, race relations, gender relations and political changes in Latin America and the Caribbean.
- Has conducted field research, living in communities and working closely with residents, in Ecuador, Panama, Grenada and Brazil.
Associate Professor, Anthropology
Director, Latin American Studies
Latin American Studies offers series on Afro-Latin music