Photo Credit: Omar A. Reid
I am a scholar, writer, and all-around storyteller who enjoys shining a light on people, ideas, and places that often go under-examined. I credit my love of history to being a very curious child who unabashedly listened in on adult conversations and was later lucky to have amazing educators who nurtured my penchant for asking questions. This combined interest in research and storytelling inspired my decision to complete a Ph.D. in History. I encourage you to take a look at my writings to get a feel for some of the questions and approaches that have most captivated my imagination.
When not writing, I am giving talks or interviews about my work, participating in seminars on topics ranging from political participation to activist educators, consulting with arts organizations and museums, and teaching history courses at Emerson College in Boston, MA. For the past couple of years finishing my book, Panama in Black: Afro-Caribbean World Making in the Twentieth Century has taken much of my attention. The book was published by Duke University Press in September 2022. I will make updates related to book readings and other speaking engagements on this site.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you would like to learn more about my work or would like to arrange for me to speak or consult with your campus or institution.
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