My research interests include the study of socio-political development of Afro-descendants in Mexico, the socio-cultural connections of the Port-City of Veracruz to the Caribbean via its African presence, conceptions of race and class amidst nascent nation-states in the early nineteenth century, and the study of how socio-racial subalterns in colonial and national governments find ways to circumvent systems of oppression. I am particularly interested in the role of Afro-Mexicans in the Mexican War of Independence and during the development of Mexico into a nation.
Dr. Robert W. Patch, Dr. James P. Brennan, Dr. Alejandra Dubcovsky
CSU Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program Scholar
2017-2018 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award