What are my academic interests?
One's scholarly research is most often related to one's personal experiences. I'm an immigrant. I was born in Jamaica and grew up in Guyana, South America and in the Commonwealth of Dominica (in the West Indies). After coming to this country, my family had to participate in the same "race to the middle class" in which all immigrants participate to one degree or another. As such, issues surrounding immigrant incorporation and social stratification are deeply personal.