Academic interests

Cultural anthropology, Cape Verde, diasporas, race and ethnicity, migration, multicultural education


  • ANTH A104 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTH E403 Women of Color in the US
  • ANTH E384 The African Diaspora
  • ANTH E457 Ethnic Identity


  • Outstanding IUPUI Women Leader Award, veteran faculty category, 2016
  • Joseph T. Taylor Award for Excellence in Diversity, group award, 2010
  • Trustee's Teaching Award 2005
  • FACET 2005
  • Joseph T. Taylor Award for Excellence in Diversity, individual award, 2003


Publications can be found in the user profile at Google Scholar


Served as reviewer for the following journals: Identities; Urban Anthropology and Studies of Cultural Systems and World Economic Development; American Anthropologist; Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute; City and Society; Canadian Journal of African Studies; CBE Life Sciences Education