African diaspora, African American cultures, Afro-Latinas/os in the U.S., African American and Native American unions, bi-racial and multiracial people of African descent, education, community building, school to prison pipeline, identity construction, race, racism, equity, diversity and inclusion, museum studies, Prince George's County, Maryland and Washington, D.C.
Development anthropology; development-caused forced displacement and resettlement in urban areas with a focus on new infrastructure projects in West Africa and Asia; social change in agricultural societies, especially West Africa; public anthropology
Old World Archaeology and Ethnology; Archaeology of Chiefdoms and States; Early Cities and States in Africa; Archaeology of the Indian Ocean; Archaeology of Slavery; Evolution of Inequality; Trade and Trading Systems; Ethnoarchaeology, Ethnohistory, and Oral Traditions
U.S. foreign policy and human rights, U.S. military bases, war and militarization, forced displacement, indigenous peoples' rights, race and ethnicity, gentrification, urban anthropology, ethnographic writing, inequality and social justice
American culture and folklore, credit and debt, urban life, gentrification and displacement, homelessness, poverty, politics and family values, environmental justice, and the history and culture of Washington D.C.