I am the Assistant Director of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies & African Studies at the Jackson School of International Studies. I grew up in Peru, where I have conducted extensive research among Afro-Peruvian communities along the coast as a participant performer since 1985 and later on during my fieldwork for my doctorate at the University of Washington. I am an anthropologist, and my academic work focuses on ethnomusicology, performance, and the African diaspora, and specifically looks at formations, negotiations, and projections of Peruvian blackness through performance. I recently combined my artistic and academic background to found and direct a Seattle-based non-profit organization called Movimiento Afrolatino Seattle (MAS), an Afro-Latino arts education initiative to raise awareness of the cultural contributions of peoples of African descent in Latin America and the Spanish Caribbean.
Study Abroad Programs
Art and the Politics of Blackness and Indigeneity in Peru's Past and Present
The Politics of Blackness and Indigeneity in Peru
- Letter from the Director - May 7, 2018
- CHID Peru 2017: The Politics of Blackness and Indigeneity in Peru - May 3, 2018