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University of Arizona
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political economy, political ecology, kinship, ethnicity, class, labor, intergenerational relationships
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About Me

I am a cultural and linguistic anthropologist specializing in human differentiation and stratification. My work incorporates mixed  methods and historical ethnography, including archival work.

I have conducted research in French Guiana (France), Haiti, and North America.

My master’s work centered on the history of beet sugar in 19th-century mainland France and its effects on the cane sugar market of the Francophone Caribbean colonies, in particular Guyane Française.

My doctoral research attempted to answer the question: what is the effect of the longterm threat of imminent displacement on intergenerational exchange? I worked on Tangier Island, Virginia, which is expected to be uninhabitable by 2040, but remains home to approx. 430 residents.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States, French Guiana (France), Haiti
Expertise by Geography
Caribbean, France, United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Capitalism, Colonialism, Economic History, Environment, Family, Labor, Rural & Agrarian History