My PhD is in English from the University of Puerto Rico with a specialty in Caribbean Language and Literature of the Anglophone Caribbean. This builds on an MA in eighteenth-century British Literature with my current literary research centering on literary and historical representations of Creole societies in the early British Caribbean (1600-1800).

A native of Atlanta by birth, I am 'Caribbean' by choice. As a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Literature, Communication and Culture, I combine teaching in the Writing and Communication Program with research about both literary and digital representations. This builds on the many years of living in Puerto Rico, as well as my experience developing digital archives in or about the Caribbean region. Recently, two projects - the Virtual Caribbean and Voyages of the Caribbean projects - are undergoing "renovation" as part of a Virtual Research Environment being developed with the Georgia Tech Library.