Africana Studies


Dissertation title: Queering Garifuma: The Diasporic Politics of Black Indigeneity in New York City

Post-fellowship placement: Assistant Professor in the Department of Africana Studies at Smith College (tenure-track)


This project explores the historical and ongoing conditions that make nighttime one of the most embattled terrains of life in Lagos as well as the quotidian ways people reclaim and inhabit nighttime as a site of possibility in the shadow of the ongoing catastrophe of racial capitalism.


Nicole Ramsey completed her Ph.D. in the department of African American & African Diaspora Studies at the University of California Berkeley. Originally from Los Angeles, California, she holds an MA in African American Studies from UCLA and a BA in American Studies from UC Santa Cruz. Nicole’s interdisciplinary approaches to blackness, indigeneity, migration and popular culture are grounded in a diasporic and transnational framework.

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