I research and teach on the intersection of religion and politics in the Caribbean. My current book project is an ethnographic study exploring the religious lives of residents of an inner-city community in Kingston, Jamaica.
I am deeply interested in critically applying digital humanities methodologies to our understanding of race and religion in the archives and present-day communities. My future projects include a spatial history of inner city communities in Kingston, Jamaica and a study on religious congregations in Little Caribbean located in Brooklyn, NY.
I am co-editor and curator of the Religion in the time of COVID-19 social media project and the forthcoming Lived Africana Religion in the time of COVID-19 (LARC) digital archive. Check out the page on my projects and publications for more details.
I am a proud first-generation Jamaican-American with roots in NYC and the parishes of St. Catherine and St. Mary, Jamaica. I am fortunate to have had mentors who supported my completion of a PhD in Religion from Princeton University, an MA from Columbia University, and an AB from Bowdoin College. Prior to entering the complicated world of academia, I excelled as a leader in the educational not-profit world in NYC.