“Certainly a page turner, Hordge-Freeman makes various scholarly contributions, the biggest being her exploration of how phenotype-based affection can reproduce racial inequality in racialized societies, which hardly any studies of race in the United States and Brazil have done. . . . This book should be read by anyone with an interest in the African Diaspora, race and racism in Brazil, and family socialization practices.”
In a national and global context where some consider it radical to affirm that “Black Lives Matter,” my research seeks to expose the numerous ways that white supremacy operates in families in the United States and Brazil. As an Assistant Professor of Sociology with a joint appointment in the Institute for the Study of Latin America & the Caribbean at the University of South Florida, my broad areas of speciality include race, gender, colorism, emotions, family, and modern slavery. In addition to my global research, I enjoy organizing academic experiences for students that foster global citizenship and positively impact global communities.
All the best,