I am joining the faculty at LSU after earning my PhD in Sociology at UC Santa Barbara
with a designated emphasis in Black Studies. I also have a master’s in Gender/Cultural
Studies from Simmons College.
My interdisciplinary research engages with race and ethnicity, gender, and ethnographic methods. Grounded in fieldwork with Haitian women in Boston, Montreal, and Paris, my primary research project is a multi-sited ethnography examining the role that paid labor plays in negotiating cultural citizenship and national belonging for Haitian women in diaspora
In addition to my research on gender, labor, and migration, I have conducted a study on Black Lives Matter and social media, investigating the ways in which youth of color use platforms such as Twitter to shape public discourse in the nation. My next research project will be an ethnography of youth of color in urban spaces to examine the ways in which they experience inclusion and exclusion within the nation and within transnational communities.
My work appears in journals such as the Annual Review of Sociology, Humanity & Society, and Sociology Compass.
PhD: University of California, Santa Barbara (2019)
(Syllabi are for illustrative purposes & subject to change)