- B.A. Scripps College
- M.A., Ph.D. University of California, Irvine
Areas of Expertise
- Protest and social movements in the Americas
- Intersection of Chicano/a/Latino, Black Power, and New Left Movements in the U.S.
- Gender and sexuality
- Race and identity formation
- Activism within communities of the African Diaspora
- Circum-Caribbean migration, politics, and cultural exchange
- Environmental justice
- Health initiatives relative to social movements in communities of color: Latin America, the Caribbean, the U.S.
Art, Music, Film, Caribbean literature
Selected Research and Publications
- "We Joined Others Who Were Poor: The Young Lords, The Black Freedom Movement, and the "Original" Rainbow Coalition," Journal of African American Studies, Dec. 2019.
- "Woman, Dominican, Young Lord," in Through the Eyes of Rebel Women: The Young Lords, 1969-1976, Iris Morales, author and editor, Red Sugarcane Press, Nov. 2016.
- "Sisters, Brothers, Young Lords, A Common Cause: 40 Years of Struggle and Remembrance" ReVista, Harvard Review of Latin America, Winter 2009.
Awards and Honors
- 2011 Summer Research Fellowship, UCI School of Humanities
- 2008 – 2009 UCI Center in Law, Society and Culture, Graduate Fellow Award
- 2008 Funded participant: Seminar on Gender History, “Sequels to the 1960s,” Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
- 2008 Conference Travel Award, University of California, Irvine
- 2006 Regents Fellowship, University of California, Irvine
- 2005 Regents Fellowship, University of California, Irvine
- 2004 Hispanic Scholarship Fund National Scholar
- History 149C: Health Activism in Latin America and the Caribbean
- History 149B: Radical Voices, Women of Latin America and the Caribbean
- Africana Studies: Research Methods in Africana Studies
- Special Topics in Africana Studies: Transnationalism
- History: Survey of Modern Latin America
- History 149D: The Art and Music of Revolution (Cuba, Chile, Mexico, Nicaragua)
- Special Topics in Africana Studies: The Impact of the Haitian Revolution
- Special Topics in Africana Studies: Caribbean Activism, Migrations, and Race in 20th Century US