Academic Specialties and Other Interests
I’m a cultural anthropologist and I teach in both Anthropology and Critical Identity Studies departments. Cultural anthropologists try to understand how people make meaning through everyday practices. I work in the Caribbean, specifically Jamaica, on issues such as gender, sexuality, race, social class, citizenship, among others.
I was born on one Caribbean island and grew up in another, so this part of the world is home. I live in the wonderful city of Beloit with my family, which includes 3 fabulous felines. I like putzing around in my garden, taking long winter walks, and fall is my favorite time of the year.
Teaching at Beloit College is my dream job because I can work closely with students as they make choices about majors, studying abroad, or deciding on internships. Working with students, to build strong intellectual profiles that will position them well for life now and post-Beloit, is the most rewarding part of the work I do. While COVID-19 has certainly turned our worlds upside down, I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you into the Beloit community.