M.A. Candidate – Class of 2018

As a scholar of Afro Cuban descent, Latin American studies have influenced my analytical approach toward deciphering humanity and the pressing need for social justice. During undergraduate studies, my proclivity toward cultural studies broadened and I soon unearthed a latent passion for global social change. This profound interest manifested through my academics and resulted in a triple major in International Relations, Hispanic/Latino studies and Political Science. My passion for exploring global connections has been wide-ranging, from investigative research into bilateral trade initiatives between the European Union and Mercosur to comprehensive analyses of American foreign policies during international war crises. A significant part of my research has centered on race integration in Latin America; especially black identity, explicitly in Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

I manage a website dedicated to Latin American world news and development.

Research Interests

My current research interests include the intersectionality between transnational feminism and diasporic populations in the Americas, urbanization and global migration in developing societies, comparative world systems, and transnational law.

Education

  • B.A., International Relations, Hispanic/Latin American Studies and Political Science, University of Michigan, 2015