Ph.D., 1989; M.A., 1986; Comparative Literature, Yale University
B.A., 1983; Comparative Literature, Yale University
Major Interests: Brazil and the African diaspora; dance ethnography; race, gender and postcoloniality; fiction and performance.
Affiliations: Modern Language Association; Society of Dance History Scholars; Congress on Research in Dance; Brazilian American Studies Association.
Fellowships/Honors: Fulbright Fellow; Fellow, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; President's Award for Teaching, Princeton University; Mellon Visiting Professor, Tulane University; De La Torre Bueno Prize for Best Book in Dance