Foote is a scholar with research interests in race and state formation in Ecuador, Caribbean migration to South America, histories of reproductive health care access in Florida and human-animal relations in the Galapagos Islands. She holds a PhD in history from University College London, a master’s degree from the Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of London and a bachelor’s degree in history of the Americas, also from University College London. In addition to her appointment at GSPIA, she also serves as the dean of Pitt Honors College.
- Sources for Latin America in the Modern World. Editor. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018.
- Civilians and Warfare in World History. Edited with Nadya Williams. New York: Routledge, 2017.
- Immigration and National Identities in Latin America. Edited with Michael Goebel. Gainesville, University Press of Florida, 2014.
- The Caribbean History Reader. New York: Routledge, 2012.
- Military Struggle and Identity Formation in Latin America: Race, Nation and Community During the Liberal Period. Edited with René Harder Horst. Gainesville: University Press of Florida 2010.