The Expert's research has addressed matters of race, sexuality, gender, violence, and religion in Brazil and the African Diaspora. Her first book Violence and Desire in Brazilian Lesbian Relationships (Palgrave Macmillan 2015) focused on the experiences of lesbian women in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. The Expert is currently working on a second book project about LGBT evangelical Brazilians, race, religious identity, and sexual subjectivity.
LGBTQI issues; sexual abuse/assault; gender-based violence/domestic violence; human trafficking; FGM/FGC; Likelihood of destitution or homelessness; ethnic, religious, or tribal discrimination or persecution; risk of torture or political persecution; risk from state actors, risk from non-state actors; risk of retaliation; sufficiency of protection; healthcare access; health systems capacity; mental illness; HIV/AIDS
The Expert has written expert witness testimonies for asylum seekers and testified in court proceedings
Violence and Desire in Brazilian Lesbian Relationships. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2015