I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland College Park's College of Information Studies specializing in the cross between Black identity, libraries, demography, and social inclusion. My current work explores the information worlds of Black diasporic immigrants living in the U.S. I also examine the contributions of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to library and information science (LIS) education.
My research is informed by my lived experience as an Afro-Latina immigrant and work experience as an HBCU librarian. I teach about how information systems are shaped by cultural norms, and inequities should be redressed through information justice. My premise is that LIS approaches toward immigrants and HBCUs reflect a problematic history of race-making and belonging in the U.S.