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Award‐Winning Scholar Shines a Light on Her Homeland

I was featured in the September issue of Women in Higher Education in an article written by Lois Elfman. Read the full article by clicking here.  Please note that in the article, Elfman discusses the upcoming book on Cabo Verdean women. I’d like to make it clear that the book is a collaboration and edited volume…

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HEROINAS D’NOS TERRA: CABO VERDEAN WOMEN, 34 YEARS AFTER INDEPENDENCE

This article was originally published in June 2009, in celebration of Cabo Verde’s 34 years of independence. I am republishing it here with some revisions. Since then, we have lost two of our great revolutionaries, Paula Fortes (Cabo Verde) and Carmen Pereira (guine-Bissau). As you read this piece, I urge you to reflect on how…

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A Love Letter: Lessons From My JCSU Students

About on This article At the end of the 2017-18 academic year, I received the University’s highest honor awarded to a faculty member, the Cato Par Excellence Teaching Award. Part of the responsibility of winning the Cato Award is that the faculty member is invited to address the students during one of the fancy events…

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An Inventory of 2016 and Creating the Vision For 2017

TAKING INVENTORY OF 2016: WHAT DID I ACCOMPLISH? Happy New Year, friends! May this year bring us health as well as much needed peace and patience. It’s that time again where we make resolutions about the new year and plans for what we are going to do or stop doing. Research has proven that some,…

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I Learned Today That My Grandmother Loved Mini-Skirts!!

This will probably be my last entry prior to my departure to the United States next week. I Learned Today That My Grandmother Loved Mini-Skirts!! Today I met with Dona Maninha. This was one of the most important conversations I have had in my life. I went through obstacles courses and scavenger hunts to find…

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