Education:A.B., Romance Languages, Princeton University; M.A., Latin American Studies, University of Texas, Austin; Ph.D., Social Anthropology (specialization in African Diaspora Studies), University of Texas, Austin.
Critical race studies; Black feminism; Race in Brazil; Afro-Latin Studies; African diaspora studies
Current Research:Dr. Caldwell's book, Negras in Brazil: Re-envisioning Black Women, Citizenship, and the Politics of Identity was published by Rutgers University Press in 2007. She is the co-editor of Gendered Citizenships: Transnational Perspectives on Knowledge Production, Political Activism, and Culture which was published by Palgrave MacMillan in 2009. She has published journal articles in Frontiers, Transforming Anthropology, The Journal of Negro Education, Genero (Brazil), and Revista Estudos Feministas (Brazil). Her research interests include gender and race in Brazil, Afro-Latin studies, HIV/AIDS, and health and human rights. She has conducted HIV prevention research focusing on African-American young adults and African-American women in North Carolina. Her current book project examines health policies for the black population in Brazil.