Photograph provided by    Fernando Lopez   .

Photograph provided by Fernando Lopez.


  • “When “Doing With” Can be Without: Employing Critical Service-Learning Strategies in Creating the ‘New Orleans Black Worker Organizing History’ Digital Timeline,” Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education, submitted for review, November 2018.

  • Esquinas, Loncheras, and Food Trucks: Navigating Bureaucracy and Enforcement in New Orleans.” Gastronomica: The Journal of Critical Food Studies, Fall 2018, 13-25. 

  • “Informed Gatekeepers and Transnational Violence: Using Perceptions of Safety of Latino/a Youth in Determining Immigration Cases.” co-authored with Clare Cannon and Miranda Stramel. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, May 2018, 40(2): 134-149.

  • “The Mafia, La Raza, and the Spanish-Language Press Coverage of the 1891 Lynchings in New Orleans.” Journal of Southern History. August 2017. 83(3): 509-530.

  • “Presumed Palettes and the Problems Perceived: Exploring Latin American Food and Food Establishments in the United States and New Orleans.” Race, Gender, and Class. 2011, 18(3-4): 316-328.


"Hidden in Plain Sight: Las Pulgas of New Orleans"                                     2018

Gravy Podcast

"Who Will Rebuild Houston?                                                                       2017                                                                                        North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA)

“New Orleans Con Sabor Latino”                                                                  2017                                                                            Permanent Exhibit. National Food and Beverage Foundation

“New Orleans Black Worker Organizing History”                                         2016                                                                                   Digital Timeline co-produced with Colette Tippy, and Harvey Sanders.

1 X 100: Previniendo el VIH/SIDA                                                                  2007
Asuncion: Ministry of Children and Youth Paraguay, Peace Corps, United Nations


“Immigration and Latino History-Hispanic and Latino New Orleans: Immigration and Identity Since the Eighteenth Century, by Andrew Sluyter, Case Watkins, James P. Chaney, and Annie Gibson, The Americas: A Quarterly Review of Latin American History, July 2018, 75:3, 574-575.

Eating NAFTA: Trade, Food Policies, and the Destruction of Mexico, by Alyshia Gálvez (UC Press 2018), for Food, Culture, and Society, (forthcoming).


Tacos and Gumbo: Navigating Bureaucracy and Enforcement (working title), Book Manuscript.

 “Undocumented, Unafraid, and In Drag: Celebrating Miss Gay Latina in New Orleans,” co-authored with Fernando Lopez for Southern            Spaces.

“Fiery Foods’ and Latin American Foodways in New Orleans from 1920-1950s,” for Southern Cultures.


Research Assistant                                                                                                     2015                                                                Eighteenth century archives in Louisiana Research Collection for Dr. Pamela Voekel

Fellow in Annual Oral History Training Workshop                                                   2014                                                                Southern Foodways Alliance, Oxford, MS                                                                             

Field Research Honduras                                                                                           2013                                                                    Tinker Grant for Exploratory Research

Researcher                                                                                                         2011-2017                                                                    New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice/Congress of Day Laborers 

Curator for the Tastes of the Southern States (Kentucky) Exhibit                                2013                                                            Southern Food and Beverage Museum, New Orleans

Editorial Board                                                                                                            2013                                                                     Nitty Grits, International Food Dictionary, New Orleans


“El Sur Latino.” 20th Southern Foodways Symposium. Oxford, Mississippi, October 2017.

“Crescent City Culinaire: Latino Food Trucks in New Orleans Today.” National Parks Service: Jean Lafitte Historical Park and Preserve. September 2016.

“New Orleans Cultures as Life and Work. Katrina at 10: New Orleans Ten Years After Katrina. University of New Orleans, March 2015.


“Latinx in the U.S.” (Moderated). Latin Americanist Graduate Organization Conference, Tulane University, New Orleans February 2017.

 “Street Legal: Taco Trucks, Changing Circumstances, and Shifting Policies in New Orleans.” American Anthropological Association. Minneapolis, MN, November 2016.

“Eating Tamales in New Orleans: Latinx Laborers, Visibility, and Integration.” Southern Foodways Alliance Graduate Symposium. University of Mississippi, September 2016.

“Mexican and Central American Foodways in New Orleans.” Labor and Working Classing History Conference: Fighting Inequality. Georgetown University, May 2015.

“Latin American Newspaper Coverage of the 1891 Lynchings of Eleven Italians in New Orleans.” Southern Labor Studies Association, Washington D.C., March 2015.

“What Scholars Look for When they Look for Scholarship.” American Association of University Presses Conference, New Orleans, June 2014.

“Fiery’ Foods and Restaurants as Institutions: Latin American Immigration and Foodways in New Orleans from 1920-1950s.” Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies, April 2014.

“Transnational Citizens: Renegotiating Identity Across Borders.” (Moderated). Latin American Graduate Organization Conference, Tulane University, February 2014.

“Return of the Catrachos: Transnationalism and Reintegration of Migrant Workers from Post-Katrina New Orleans back to Honduras.” Tinker Field Research Grant Symposium,Tulane University, New Orleans, November 2013.

“Tortas, Po’Boys, and Po’Pusas? The Growth of Mobile Food Vendors in Post-Katrina New Orleans.” American Historical Association, New Orleans, January 2013.


Presenting at the 2016 American Anthropological Association in Minneapolis.

Presenting at the 2016 American Anthropological Association in Minneapolis.