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Spelman College
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20th century Women’s History in the Francophone Black Atlantic (Martinique, Guadeloupe, Senegal), women’s Francophone writing, Black Feminism, Pan Africanist, Black Internationalism, Women’s Activism
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About Me

I received my PhD in African Diaspora History from New York University in 2023. My dissertation is entitled, “‘We Were But Women’: Print Culture, Anti-Colonialism, and Activism Amongst Black Women in the Francophone Diaspora, 1920-1976.” My project explores transnational nodes of women activists and intellectuals and analyzes how women reconsidered their relationship to the French Empire and their African roots. I have completed extensive research in France and the French Caribbean on the history of black women’s organizing, feminist activism, and involvement in anti-colonial movements.

Currently, I teach full-time at Spelman College in the Department of International Studies and the African Diaspora in the World program. Prior to joining Spelman, I taught Pan-African studies and general Ethnic Studies courses at California State University, Sacramento.

Recent Publications

Revisiting Sembene’s Women: The Four of Xala (2020)

A Life Lived Between Autobiography, Fiction, and History: Maryse Condé (2016)

Edouard Glissant and the African Roots of Creolization (2015)

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Martinique, Guadeloupe, Senegal
Expertise by Geography
Africa, Atlantic, Caribbean, France
Expertise by Chronology
20th century
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Literary History, Race, Women