I am a historical researcher whose research centers on recovering hidden histories, those chapters of the past which have been forgotten or erased. My research tends to focus on the experiences and histories associated with the African and Chinese Diasporas in the US, Caribbean, and South Pacific. I routinely use geographic information systems (GIS) and virtual technologies to interpret historical, ethnographic, and material culture (e.g., archaeology) data. Exploring the spatial dimension of human action is central to the ways I examine identity, memory, and landscape. Much of this work is also oriented towards social justice education.