Experience & Advocacy

Teaching, Research, and Administrative Experience

2020-2021: Migrations Chair, IMéRA, Institute of Advanced Studies, Marseille, France.

2017-2020: Chair, History Department, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT.

2018-2020: Steering Committee, Black Studies [initial creator of proposal for African Diaspora minor, and course on African Diasporas]  

2011-Present: Professor, History Department, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT.

2014-2015: Visiting Professor, Institut des Hautes Etudes de l’Amérique Latine (IHEAL), Paris III, Paris, France.

2000-2011:  Associate Professor, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT.

2009-2012: Director, Latin American Studies, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT.

2001-2003: Director, Latin American Studies, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT.

1995-1996: Visiting Scholar, New York University, NY. 

Spring 1996: Visiting Scholar, Columbia University, NY. 

1992-2000: Assistant Professor, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT.\

2014-2016: American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)/Mellon Review Board for Completion of Dissertation.

2012: Co-Organizer, Afro-Latin American and Indigenous section, Latin American Studies 2012 Conference.

 2007: Foreign Correspondent, 2007, Cinema Afrocarioca, Rio de Janeiro (founded by Zózimo BulBul).

2003: Middlebury Study Abroad Committee (Visited Brazilian universities to establish first Study Abroad programs in Brazil).

Journalism, Advocacy & Service

1999-2002: Consultant Editor, Directory of Minority Leaders (London). 

1998-1999: Ad Hoc Middlebury College Human Relations Committee (HRC), (Advisory Committee tasked to systematically and comprehensively review the university’s climate on diversity and provide recommendations with a goal to improve the campus climate).

1998: Consultant Editor, Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American Culture (Routledge).

1997: Consultant Editor for Routledge, Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American Culture.

1994-1995: Guest Editor, The Journal for Afro-Latin American Studies and Literatures (Knoxville, TN).

1995-1999: Book Reviewer/Editor, Journal of Third World Studies (Published by the Association of Third World Studies, Americus, Georgia).

1996-1997: Member and first provisional secretary, Organization of Africans in the Americas, (Now defunct transnational entity aiming to bring together Afro-Descendants across the Americas, and advocate in the United States on behalf of Afro-Latin Americans).

1994-1996: Coordinator/Editor, Commission on Afro-Latin America (CALA), an internet listserve dedicated to the Afro-Latin American issues.

1996:  Contributing Editor, No Longer Invisible: Afro-Latin Americans Today.  London:  Minority Rights. 

Digital Projects and Websites

Project in n Development, “Mapping Diaspora and Migration Museums.” 

Curator, 2018-2020, African Diasporas in the Atlantic World”

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Curator, 2016-Present, “Stefan Zweig and the Americas,” http://sites.middlebury.edu/stefanzweigintheamericas/

Advisor to Student Blog “Beyond Herodotus, 2018-Present, http://sites.middlebury.edu/heirsofherodotus/