Bachelor magna cum laude, Spelman College, Atla., 1991. Master of Arts, Duke University, 1993. Doctor of Philosophy, Duke University, 2000.
Visiting lecturer University Vermont, Burlington, 1999—2000, assistant professor Latin American and Caribbean history, 2000—2004, New College, Sarasota, Florida, 2004—2010. Assistant professor Latin American history St. Michaels College, Colchester, Vermont, since 2010.
Co-chair President's Council on Racial Equality, 2000—2002, University Vermont President Council, 2000—2002. Trustee board Tampa Bay History Center. College faculty Summer Development Fund, 2004—2009.
Gender studies committee President's Council on Racial Equality, since 2006. Member of Association Study Worldwide African Diaspora, Latin American Studies Association, American History Association, Caribbean Studies Association, Association Caribbean Historians, Mortar Board, Sigma Delta Epsilon (vice president chapter 1990-1991), Phi Alpha Theta (president chapter 1990-1991), Delta Sigma Theta.
Married Timothy Voigt.