Expertise

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

Her research interests include racial and ethnic identity development, multicultural pedagogy, and professional development and advancement of underrepresented groups in higher education.

Communities
African American Studies, African Studies, Anthropology
Degrees
AB, Rollins College
MA, University of California, Los Angeles
PhD, University of Texas at Austin
Honors

Outstanding IUPUI Women Leader Award, veteran faculty category, IUPUI Office for Women, 2016

Joseph T. Taylor Award for Excellence in Diversity, group award, IUPUI SLA, 2010

Trustee’s Teaching Award, IUPUI, 2005

FACET, IUPUI, 2005

Joseph T. Taylor Award for Excellence in Diversity, individual award, IUPUI SLA, 2003