Grace Amin is a psychologist that specializes in clinical and industrial psychology. She also is a lecturer at President University in Indonesia. Her research interests are Industrial Psychology and Human and Organizational Behavior.
Emmanuella Amoh is currently a third-year PhD history candidate at Purdue University. Her research interests include Modern African history, Diaspora African history, African American studies, and Women studies.
Eduarda Lira Araujo is a PhD student in the African and African American Studies Department at Harvard University. A student affiliate of the Afro-Latin American Research Institute at the Hutchins Center, she is a researcher of Africans’ social and urban history and their descendants in the mid-nineteenth century Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She has earned her undergraduate degree in Africana Studies from Brown University (2015), where her studies focused on critical theory and racial politics in Brazil.
Etyelle Araújo is a Postdoctoral Fellow at The Graduate Program in Language Studies of Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Her research focuses on discursive practices within contemporary social movements, activists’ identity and their relationships with police violence, and race and gender issues.
Keerti Arora is a PhD student in the English Department at the University of Texas at Austin. Her current research interests are in late-twentieth-century black queer writers, black embodiment, and racial microaggressions.
Ibrahim Bahati is a Young African Research Fellow at the Human Sciences Research Council in Cape Town, South Africa. He holds a BA in Development Economics from Makerere University (Uganda) and an MSc in Rural Community Development from the American University of Beirut (Lebanon). His research interests are youth livelihoods, gender and conflict, Africa’s development, food security, and African history. He currently lives in Cape Town, South Africa. (Email of correspondence: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com).
Annie Bares is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English at the University of Texas at Austin. Her work has been published in MELUS and the E3W Review of Books.
Teresa Blumenthal is a PhD student in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Texas at Austin.
Brynna N. Boyd is an Honors, Communications, and African and African Diaspora student at the University of Texas at Austin.
Oscar G. Chaidez is a PhD student in Comparative Literature at the University of Texas at Austin, where he specializes in queer Latin American literature and culture. By extension, he is interested in the relationship between neoliberalism, religion, and sexual politics in this region of the world and the way writers and artists evince and transgress their complicity. Oscar is an immigrant from Mexico and a first-generation college student.
Anathasia Citra is a lecturer in the Department of Communications at President University in Indonesia. Her area of expertise is Marketing Communications.
Leonard Cortana (he/him) is a PhD Candidate in Cinema Studies at NYU and currently a Dissertation Fellow at the UCSB Black Studies Department. His research examines the transnational circulation of narratives about racial justice and activist movements between Brazil, South Africa, France & overseas departments, and the US, emphasizing the memorialization of political assassinations and the spread of the legacy of assassinated anti-racist activists.
Joshua L. Crutchfield is a doctoral candidate in the African and African Diaspora Studies Department at the University of Texas at Austin. His dissertation, “Imprisoned Black Women Intellectuals: Mae Mallory, Angela Davis, Assata Shakur, and Safiya Bukhari, and the Politics of Abolition,” explores how imprisoned radical black women developed abolitionist politics during the Black Power Era.
E. Solaire Denaud (she/her/hers) is a French and Haitian PhD student in the Comparative Literature Program of the University of California Santa Barbara. Her research interests focus on race and animality in Caribbean literature as well as occurrences of Black veganism throughout the world. More broadly, she is interested in literary conceptions of ecologies and animal ethics in Caribbean literature and their entanglement with postcolonial and anti-racist resistance.
Haley Eazor is a fourth-year doctoral student in the Department of English at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests include contemporary US poetry and poetics, ecopoetry, environmental criticism, multi-ethnic feminist studies, and critical race theory.
Hélène Estèves is a video producer and writer specializing in media culture, documentary content, and politics. She received her MA in Cinema Studies from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and is currently an audio and video Senior Producer at The Washington Post.
Alexander Geffard is an MA student in the Department of Radio-Television-Film at the University of Texas at Austin.
Holly Genovese is a PhD candidate in American Studies at The University of Texas at Austin with graduate portfolios in African American & Diaspora Studies and Women & Gender Studies. She received a BA in History and Political Science from Temple University and an MA in History from the University of South Carolina. Her current work uses literary analysis, ethnomusicology, ethnography, and art criticism to explore literary and artistic resistance to incarceration in the Black South. Her other work has focused on Young Adult literature, vampires and confederate memory, Susan Sontag’s literary criticism, and Quaker education.
Debjyoti Ghosh is a human rights lawyer originally from Kolkata, India, and is now based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is involved in queer rights activism and has also worked on issues of HIV/AIDS, women, and children. His SJD/PhD dissertation focused on transgender rights in India, Brazil, and South Africa, and his primary interest areas are constitutionalism, queer rights, minority rights, and citizenship. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Sociology, University of Pretoria, South Africa.
Kevin Gibbs is a PhD student in the Department of English at the University of Texas at Austin.
Mumtaz Hammad is a graduate student in the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.
Emma Hetrick (she/her) is in the Dual Degree Master’s program in Information Studies and English at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests include transatlantic print culture, American identity formation, and reverberations of nineteenth-century literature across time and media.
Neville Hoad is an associate professor of English and affiliated faculty with the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, the Center for African and African American Studies, and the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice. He authored African Intimacies: Race, Homosexuality, and Globalization( Minnesota, 2007) and co-edited (with Karen Martin and Graeme Reid) Sex & Politics in South Africa (Double Storey, 2005). He is writing a book on the literary and cultural representations of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Lindsey Holmes is a third-year PhD student in the Department of English. Her research interests include 19th, 20th, and 21st-century literary geographies of the Black Atlantic, cultural geographies, and the geohumanities.
Hannah Hopkins is a second-year doctoral student in the Department of Rhetoric & Writing at the University of Texas at Austin. She studies our storytelling with and around data, data centers, and networked technologies.
I. B. Hopkins is a second-year English Literature doctoral student at the University of Texas at Austin, where he also earned an MFA in Playwriting. His research interests include transatlantic drama, performance and coloniality, early American south(s), adaptation, and new play dramaturgy.
Isabel Ibañez De La Calle is currently a doctoral student in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Texas at Austin. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing in Spanish at NYU. She writes fiction, nonfiction, and theater.
Jaden Janak is a PhD candidate in the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Their dissertation project focuses on prison abolitionist experiments of the twentieth- and twenty-first centuries. In their free time, they serve as an instructor at Lockhart Correctional Facility and organize with local and national collectives. They received their MA from UT-Austin and are a Donald D. Harrington Graduate Fellow.
Da Ye Kim is a PhD candidate in Cinema Studies at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Currently based in Seoul, her dissertation project envisions cartography of the VR mediascape, paying particular attention to cinematic sites and laboring bodies that mobilize, structure, and capitalize the emerging VR ecosystem.
Lily Kunda is a PhD student in the Department of Radio-Television-Film at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on contemporary issues in Black popular culture, currently focusing on branding, representation, and celebrity studies as they relate to contemporary Black social justice movements.
Kaitlin Lange is an MBA/MA student in Media Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.
Candice Lyons is a PhD candidate in The University of Texas at Austin’s Department of African and African Diaspora Studies and a 2021-2022 Black Studies Dissertation Scholar at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her recent pieces “A (Queer) Rebel Wife in Texas” (2020) and “Rage and Resistance at Ashbel Smith’s Evergreen Plantation” (2020) can be found on the public history site Not Even Past. Lyons’ 2021 Feminist Studies article “Behind the Scenes: Elizabeth Keckley, Slave Narratives, and the Queer Complexities of Space” is the winner of the 2020 FS Graduate Student Award.
Teresa Martinez is a PhD candidate in the Anthropology department at New York University. Her research examines Indigenous women’s health activism in Latin America, particularly how Indigenous women mobilize against public health neglect towards Indigenous elderly needs and care. Thank you very much.
Alejandra Valencia Medina is a first-year PhD at the University of California, Santa Barbara in the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies. She was raised in Chicago, IL, and graduated with her BA from Pomona College. Alejandra’s research interests center on Latina sexuality and mothering, agency, love, and Chicana Feminisms.
Sophia Monegro is a budding literary scholar working at the intersection of Slavery Studies, Black Women’s Intellectual History, and Dominican Studies. She is a doctoral candidate in the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, a Research Associate at the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute, and a Mellon Mays Fellow. Her publications include: “Dominican Americans” co-authored with Dr. Ramona Hernández in Ilan Stavans’ Oxford Bibliographies in Latino Studies published with Oxford University Press and several book reviews in the Ethnic and Third World Literature Review of Books for which she serves as Chief Editor. Monegro’s dissertation traces Black women’s intellectual contributions to radicalism from Spanish colonial slavery in Santo Domingo to the Dominican Republic and Haiti in the XIX century.
Daisy E. Gúzman Nuñez is an African and African Diaspora Studies PhD candidate at the University Texas-Austin. She was born in the Bronx, New York, and she is one of the few Garifuna-Guatemalan women in academia. Her dissertation derives from her initial work on the perspectives of Black and Latinx women on beauty and self-love through a psychological lens for her B.A from Allegheny College. For her MA from the Spanish Department at the University of Texas, she focused on the perspective of Garifuna women that exists in the margins of books and articles of Guatemala and New York City history. This generation of Garifuna migrants in the 70s and 80s during the Guatemalan Civil War articulates a particular form of displacement, territoriality, and embodied memory that shapes its approach to urban geographies.
Jackie Pedota is a second-year PhD student in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Texas at Austin. Jackie’s research broadly focuses on equity and access within higher education, in particular examining the institutionalization of diversity initiatives. She uses an interdisciplinary approach in her work and incorporates participatory methodologies when working with minoritized student communities to uplift their experiences and promote agency.
Edward Reyes is a PhD Student from UC Santa Barbara’s Chicana/o Studies Department. I was a former elementary school teacher and graduated from UCLA with a major in Chicana and Chicano Studies. I also have a master’s degree in Education and teaching credential. Currently, I am researching the impact of Ethnic Studies on students of color in K-12, with an emphasis in lower graders.
Molly Roy is a PhD candidate in Performance as Public Practice at The University of Texas at Austin. Her doctoral research focuses on choreographies of surveillance, analyzing danceworks that thematize or critique surveillance culture. Roy is a dance artist, dramaturg, and educator and holds an MS in Information Studies from the UT Austin School of Information.
Ashley Santos has a BA in English Languages and Literature from Fayetteville State University with a strong love for the written form. To better her own writing skills as well as those of others, Ms. Santos tries to stay up to date on writing styles, rules, and techniques across a variety of categories and genres. She provides freelance editorial services for all types of writing, from fiction and nonfiction stories, to essays, reviews, reports, and more. This is the third year in a row that Ms. Santos has been a Shepherd Editor for The E3W Review of Books publication.
Silvana Scott (she/her) is a third-year PhD student in Comparative Literature at the University of Texas at Austin who studies Queer and Trans Latinx and Peruvian Cultural Productions. Theoretically, Silvana focuses on varying regimes of the Human and their intersections with Liberalism, Aesthetics, and the Nation-State.
Ricardo Delgado Solis (he/him/el) is a first-year graduate student in the Chicana Chicano Studies Ph.D. program at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). His research interests revolve around the intersectionality of race, immigration, and sexuality among non-traditional first-generation undocu-queer Latinx students navigating higher education spaces.
J.A. Strub is a PhD student in the Division of Ethnomusicology at the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin. His dissertation research focuses on creative economies, social media platforms, and trans-local revival movements in the context of musics from the Mexican Huasteca and the Colombian Pacific. He is co-author of an upcoming book entitled Maldito Coronavirus!: Mapping Latin American Musical Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Sarah Frances Summers is a third-year PhD student in the Department of Religious Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. Her ethnographic research seeks to explore relationships between music, ritual, and anti-oppression activism that shape religious communities and their spiritual practices. Summers holds an MS in Special Education from CUNY Hunter and hopes to bring her community-based research back into her work with youth and young adults.
Amber Taylor is a doctoral student in Comparative Literature at the University of Texas at Austin. Focusing on labor history and public art in developing urban centers, her current scholarship examines twentieth century muralism in the United States and Russia.
Marquis Taylor is a second-year history PhD student at Northwestern University. He specializes in late nineteenth and early twentieth-century African American history.
Daelena Tinnin is a Ph.D. candidate in the Radio-Television-Film Department at the University of Texas at Austin and a graduate portfolio student in Black Studies and Women and Gender Studies. Her dissertation will explore the sonic and visual life of Black feminist performance to investigate the relationship between performances of Black female subjectivity and Black feminist futures. Her work has been published in Media Industries and Flow.
John Jairo Valencia is a first-year PhD student in the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara. They hold a BA in Native American Studies, Chicana/o Studies, and Art Practice from the University of California at Berkeley. Their research interests include ancestral memory, indigeneity, art praxis, decolonial teaching pedagogies, storytelling, spiritual ecology, and transnational Indigenous movements.
Shannon Woods is a dance artist and received her MA in Performance Studies from New York University. She is currently a PhD student in Performance as Public Practice at UT Austin studying the intersection of choreography, emergency preparation, and the police state.