Bury Me Beneath a Cacao Tree: Displacement and the Politics of Memory in Southern Bahia, Brazil.
2023 (expected) - Ph.D. - ABD. Columbia University. Anthropology.
1995 - Graduate Certificate in Latin American Studies. Columbia University. Institute of Latin American and Iberian Studies.
1992 - M.Phil. Columbia University. Anthropology.
1989 - M.A. Columbia University. Anthropology.
1985 - B.A. University of California, Berkeley. Sociology.
Fellowship and Grants
2020 Stanford University Libraries Access Grant, Center for Latin American Studies
1995 Wenner-Gren Foundation Grant to host conference.
1995 SSRC-MacArthur Committee on International Peace and Security
Research Workshop Award to host conference.
1994-95 Lindt Dissertation Writing Fellowship.
1992-93 Fulbright-Hays IIE Grant for dissertation research in Brazil.
1992-93 Wenner-Gren Foundation Grant for dissertation research.
1991-92 Columbia University Traveling Fellowship for dissertation research.
1991 Sigma Xi Research Foundation for dissertation research.
1991 American Women in Science for dissertation research.
1990 Inter-American Foundation Master's Fellowship for research in Brazil.
1990 Institute of Latin American and Iberian Studies at Columbia University Travel Grant for research in Brazil.
1989 MacArthur Foundation Dissertation Development Grant for research in Brazil.
1988-98 Columbia University Presidential Fellowship for graduate study.
2016 Orange County Teacher of the Year, Saddleback College Nominee
2011 President’s Award for Leadership and Innovation, Saddleback College.
2010 Blackboard Catalyst Award for Individual Contributions in Staff Development.
2005 Leadership Award, Social and Behavioral Sciences Division, Saddleback College.
Saddleback College, California, Professor; 2000-present.
Chair of Anthropology; 2004-2005; 2008-2017; 2018-present
Chair of Ethnic Studies; 2001-2005; 2008-2017
Whittier College, California, Adjunct Lecturer; Spring 1999-Fall 2000.
Drew University, New Jersey, Adjunct Lecturer; 1996-1997.
New York University, Adjunct Lecturer; 1995-1997.
Columbia University, Adjunct Lecturer; 1995-1996.
Leadership/Administrative Work Experience
Educational Planning and Assessment Coordinator, Saddleback College, 2018-present
Chief Negotiator, SOCCCD Faculty Association, 2020-Present
Institute for Teaching and Learning Co-Coordinator, Saddleback College, 2018-2020
Past President, SOCCCD Faculty Association, 2016-2018
President, SOCCCD Faculty Association, 2014-2016
Vice President/President-Elect, SOCCCD Faculty Association, 2012-2014
Educational Planning and Assessment Coordinator, Saddleback College, 2009-2012
President, Academic Senate of Saddleback College, 2005-2006
Institutional Effectiveness Coordinator, Saddleback College, 2005-2006
President-Elect, Academic Senate of Saddleback College, 2004-2005
Distance Education Chair, Saddleback College, 2002-2005; 2007-2010