I am a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow (2016-19) based at Cardiff School of Modern Languages.
My first book is entitled Entangled Otherness: Cross-gender Fabrications in the Francophone Caribbean and was published with Liverpool University Press in 2018. It examines expressions of cross-dressing and gender performativity in contemporary Francophone Caribbean visual and performative cultures, focusing on the islands of Martinique, Guadeloupe and Haiti and their diasporic communities in metropolitan France.
My current research project entitled 'Caribbean Threads: Creole Networks of Cloth and Consumption', funded by the Leverhulme Trust, examines the design, trade and consumption of textiles and cloth in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. It is a study of how women textile traders and artisans resist and reconfigure global markets through their local economic and design practices.