To put it most simply, my research is concerned with popular music and identity in the francophone Caribbean. In May 2010 I graduated from Michigan State University with an M.A. in Ethnomusicology, where I was advised by Michael Largey. I have completed multi-sited fieldwork in the Caribbean and France for my master's thesis, entitled, "Life After Zouk: Emerging Popular Music of the French Antilles," which explores three post-2000 musical trends, and how their work is redefining what it means to make Guadeloupean music. Since beginning my Ph.D. coursework, I have continued my work on Guadeloupe while investigating noirist and indigenisme movements in Haiti. I am fascinated with notions of creoleness, diaspora, negritude, cosmopolitanism, modernity, "double consciousness," and the neo/post-colonial.