Biographer: Adrienne "Ady" Fidelin

I am working with art historian Wendy Grossman on a cultural biography of Adrienne Fidelin, a dancer and model from Guadeloupe who was Man Ray’s lover and muse from 1936 to 1940. My contribution builds on my 2007 article, “Yo, Adrienne,” published in T: The New York Times Style Magazine.

Related Link: "Yo, Adrienne" article


Contributor: Oxford Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biographies


I co-authored a biographical entry on Adrienne Fidelin for the latest edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biographies, as part of ongoing research on and documentation of her life. This work will culminate in the publication of a forthcoming cultural biography on Fidelin (see above).

Related Link: Oxford AASC

Digital Content Writer: Google Trips app


EnVeritas Group, a digital marketing agency, contracted me to produce a guide to Rome for Google Trips, a new travel app that provides visitors with tips and inspirational ideas on over 200 destinations worldwide. I wrote the editorial guide with inputs from two local experts, covering everything from local practices and customs, to top sights and nightlife.

Related Link: Google Play App Store


Researcher: Gail Collins, op-ed columnist, author and former New York Times Editorial Page Editor

I conducted in-depth interviews of African-American women between the ages of 20 and 80 for When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present, Collins’ chronicle of American history reconstructed from women’s personal stories. I am conducting similar research for her forthcoming book on American women and ageing.

Related Link: When Everything Changed on Amazon.com

Author and Producer: Portraits of Transformation


I authored and produced, Portraits of Transformation, a 100-page coffee table book featuring portraits of and interviews with beneficiaries of the Enhanced Private Sector Assistance (EPSA) Initiative for Africa of the African Development Bank. I conceptualized the book and handled all production and project management. 

Related Link: Interactive e-version