I am a historian and anthropologist with professional experience in research, education, and program management. As a researcher I examine the ways people of African descent contested and reshaped institutions, norms, and imperial geographies during the early modern period. As an educator I taught courses on global history and Latin America using methods that help students foster their writing skills and make critical connections between the past and the present. As a program manager, I have worked with different initiatives implementing digital humanities and public history methods to preserve and promote humanistic knowledge.
I am the Associate Director of the Caribbean Digital Scholarship Collective, an initiative funded by the Mellon Foundation that supports the growth and development of digital scholarship about the Caribbean and its diaspora. I am also part of the team behind Neogranadina, a non-profit organization that uses novel digital tools for digitizing, processing, and promoting Latin America’s historical heritage.