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Roland, L. Kaifa Associate Professor


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research overview

  • Dr. Roland's research is in the area of cultural anthropology with specific interests in tourism, national identity, racial and gender constructions, popular cultural practices, and critiques of capitalism. With a regional focus on the Caribbean and the broader African Diaspora, she has conducted extensive field research in Cuba. Dr. Roland's next research project will investigate how black women entrepreneurs running home-based businesses negotiate the culturally constructed meanings associated with race, gender, sexuality, and class in post Castro Cuba.


  • Race, gender, tourism, entrepreneurship, belonging, national identity, hair politics, consumerism, socialist transitions, Cuba, Caribbean


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International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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