Colonial and Post-Colonial Theory
Africa & the Invention of Religion
Representation in Africana Experience
African & Western Metaphysics
Globalization and African Traditional Knowledges
Critique of Development and Aid Industries
Awards and Honors
Edward S. Diggs Teaching Scholar Award, Virginia Tech
Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award, Department of Sociology, Virginia Tech
2011 - "The Zenith of our National History!" National Identity, Colonialism, and the Promotion of the Portuguese Discoveries: Portugal 1930." EJournal of Portuguese History, Vol. ( (2): 1-24.
2010 - "In the Vortex of Modernity: Writing Blackness, Blindness and Insight." (with K. Percoda). Journal of Modern Literature, Vol. 34 (3): 31-46.
2009 - "To Discipline and Publish: Scottsboro and Narratives of Delinquency." (with K. Percoda). Critical Criminology, Vol. 17 (3): 145-158.
2008 - "An Imperial Mystique: Colonial discourse and National Identity in Portugal, 1930-1945." Portuguese Studies Review, Vol. 16 (1): 61-86.
2007 - "Neo-Colonial Avatars: Africa and the Discourse of Development." International Journal of Africana Studies, Vol. 13 (2): 21-37.