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Academic Employment

Associate Professor of Sociology, Northeastern University
2018 - present
I teach courses on U.S. Race Relations, Globalization for undergraduate students and Immigration graduate students. I am also affiliated faculty in the International Affairs Program for undergraduates. Please see my projects page for more about my research agenda.
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Stony Brook University

2013 - 2018 (research leave 2015-2016, Visiting Scholar, Harvard University)

I taught courses on Ethnic and Racial Relations in the U.S., Global Issues and the United Nations, and Global Social Problems for undergraduate students, and Global Sociology for graduate students. 


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Scholar, Harvard University

​2011 - 2013


I conducted research on immigrants' access to healthcare in Boston and developed a stronger understanding of health policy.



English (Native Speaker)

Brazilian Portuguese (Fluency)

Spanish (Advanced Proficiency)


Research Interests

Race and Ethnicity in the Americas

Immigration and Policy

Health and Healthcare Policy

Minorities in Academia

University of Michigan- Ann Arbor:  Ph.D in Sociology



My dissertation entitled "'Race and ‘Making America’ in Brazil: How Brazilian Return Migrants Negotiate Race in the U.S. and Brazil” explored how U.S. migration influenced the racial conceptions of Brazilian return migrants in Governador Valadares, Brazil.


Brown University: BA in Sociology and Ethnic Studies (Honors)



My honors senior thesis entitled "Black Women in the Civil Rights Movement 1960-1970" examined the sexism and patriarchy black women experienced during their involvement in the Civil Rights Movement. I was also selected as a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow, through which I conducted this research.


2010 - present

2010 - present

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