University of Texas at Austin
Spanish and Portuguese language teaching and linguistics
Latin American Studies
Portuguese words and expressions related to the food of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Sociolinguistics and dialectology of Latin America
Calunga and the legacy of an African language in Brazil. University of New Mexico Press, 2012.
2012 research grant from Fundação Luso-Americana/Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal to research the history of food and language of Portugal and Brazil.