Harvard University, Lecturer (currently)
Committee on Degrees in History & Literature

University of Pennsylvania, Lecturer (Fall 2016-Spring 2017)
History Department


Ph.D., New York University, History, 2017
M.A., University of Texas at Austin, Latin American Studies, 2008
A.B., Cornell University, History and Comparative Literature,  2005

Fellowships & Grants

Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis at Rutgers University declined
John Hope Franklin Dissertation Fellowship
GSAS Mellon Dissertation Fellowship in History
NYU Global Research Initiatives Summer Fellowship in Florence
MMUF Predoctoral Research Development Grant
GSAS Predoctoral Summer Fellowship
Mellon Pre-Dissertation Research Grant
Tinker Field Research Grant
NYU Dean’s Fellowship
NYU MacCracken Fellowship
Lozano Long Study Abroad Travel Grant
LLILAS Academic Competitive Scholarship

Teaching Experience

Fashion & Slavery (Harvard University, Fall 2017)
Brazil: Land of the Future (University of Pennsylvania, Spring 2017)
Colonial Latin America (University of Pennsylvania, Fall 2016)
Cultures and Contexts: Indigenous Americas (New York University, Spring 2016)
Latin America and the U.S. (Fashion Institute of Technology, Fall 2015)
Cultures and Contexts: Latin America and the Caribbean (New York University, Fall 2015)
History 101: “Crime and Punishment in Latin America” (New York University, Fall 2012)
Cultures and Context: Brazil (New York University, Spring 2012)
Cultures and Context: New World Encounters (New York University, Fall 2011)

Relevant Professional Experience

History teacher, Scholar Immersion and Placement (SIP), Oliver Scholars (Summer 2017)
Graduate Mentor, NYU Diversity Undergraduate Research Incubator (Summer 2016)
Managing Editor, Radical History Review (Fall 2013-Spring 2014)
Member of Delegation on Afro-Descendant Land Rights, Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, University of Texas Law Center, (Spring 2008)

Recent Conferences

Community Curating: Stitching Together the History of a People, Weeksville Heritage Center (Sept. 16, 2017)

Fashioning the Black Body in Bondage and Freedom, Weeksville Heritage Center (March 4, 2017)

Libertés et esclavages dans le monde atlantique (XIVe-XXe siècle), University of Nantes (June 22-26, 2015)

Reworking Freedom: Graduate Student Workshop on Re-Centering the Enslaved in Histories of the Americas, Columbia University (October 17, 2014)

Questioning Spaces of Citizenship in Latin America and the Caribbean, Columbia University (April 11-12, 2014)

Transformative Visions: Confronting Change and Creating Opportunity in Africa and the African Diaspora, 7th Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (October 30 - November 2, 2013)

Refashioning Blackness: Contesting Racism in the Afro-Americas, 2013 Lozano Long Conference, University of Texas at Austin (February 20–22, 2013)


Brazilian Portuguese (reading, writing & speaking)
Spanish (reading)
French (reading, writing)