As an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Colorado-Boulder, my research is in the area of cultural anthropology with specific interests in tourism, national identity, racial and gender constructions, popular cultural practices, and critiques of capitalism. With a regional focus on the Caribbean and the broader African Diaspora, I have conducted extensive field research in Cuba. My first book-length ethnography — entitled Cuban Color in Tourism and La Lucha (Oxford University Press 2011) describes the shifting intersections of race, class, sexuality, and belonging. From my research interests, I have developed a course curriculum that considers the global processes that have shaped cultural practice in Cuba and the Caribbean historically and analyzes a variety of popular responses to the pressures of global capitalism today.