20th and 21st century literature and cultures of the Hispanic Caribbean and Central America, Afro-Hispanic literature, cultural studies, migration and mobility.
LSU Office of Research and Development Faculty Research Grant, 2015-2016; LSU Office of Research and Development Faculty International Travel Grant, 2014, 2016; LSU applicant to NEH Summer Stipend Program, 2014; LSU College of Humanities and Social Sciences Manship Summer Research Award, 2011, 2013
“Between Discourse and Materiality: Conjuring the Bodies of Puerto Rican Women in Mayra Santos Febres’s Anamú y Manigua.” Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos. 36.2 (2012): 293-314.
Afro-Cuban identity in Post-Revolutionary Novel and Film: Inclusion, Loss, and Cultural Resistance. Bucknell University Press, 2012.