The principal motivating questions of my research are: How is diaspora articulated in the arts? And, how do the arts reflect and change the places where we live? I address these questions through ethnographic fieldwork and analysis of artists and transnational spaces. Regionally, I focus on the United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America, and the interactions between these geographic and cultural areas.
Artwork and Public Projects
My approach to art making is to think about and question dilemmas in our contemporary world, and bring these ideas to light using visual forms. Through different media including performance, photography, sculpture, video, web-based work, and installation, my artworks and public projects focus on the relationships between personhood, space, place, time, movement, and memory.
As a teacher, I have worked with students in diverse contexts including university and high school classrooms, independent and collaborative research, and museum-based courses for students ranging from elementary school to university. Last year at Brown University, I taught Space and Place: Geographies of the Black Atlantic and Anthropology and Art.