Travelling Blackness: Race, Gender and Citizenship in the African Diaspora
Dr. Manoucheka Celeste will be talking about her book Race, Gender and Citizenship in the African Diaspora: Travelling Blackness. It is is a story of citizenship and the ways that race, gender, and class shape national belonging, with Haiti, Cuba, and the United States as the primary sites of examination.
She is an assistant professor at the University of Florida with a joint appointment at the Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research and the African American Studies Program. Her research centers on representational constructions of race, gender, class, and nation, and processes of identity formation, with a specific emphasis on citizenship narratives surrounding immigration, tourism, immigrants, and black women. Her regional focus is the Caribbean, particularly Haiti.
Her most recent publications include her first book Race, Gender, and Citizenship in the African Diaspora: Travelling Blackness (Routledge 2017) and the article “Entertaining mobility: the racialized and gendered nation in House Hunters International” in Feminist Media Studies (2016). She holds a PhD in Communication and Graduate Certificate in Feminist Studies from the University of Washington.
This event is co-hosted by the Universite de Montreal's anthropolgy department and Concordia's Intersectionality Hub.
For more information visit the Intersectionality Hub website.