Areas of Interest/Research
- Black Feminist +Media Studies +Cultural Studies +Women of Color Feminisms +Black Popular Culture
- Immigration +Tourism +Social Identity +Citizenship
- Haiti + Caribbean +African Diaspora
- Center for Gender, Sexualities & Women’s Studies Research
- African American Studies Program
- Center for Latin American Studies
- Center for Arts, Migration and Entrepreneurship
Manoucheka Celeste holds a Ph.D. in Communication and Graduate Certificate in Feminist Studies from the University of Washington. She also has an M.A. in Mass Communication, and a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Florida. A Black Feminist Media Studies and Cultural Studies scholar, her recent work focuses on mediated belonging and citizenship narratives surrounding Blackness, Black womanhood, and transnational mobility (immigration and tourism). She authored Race, Gender, and Citizenship in the African Diaspora: Travelling Blackness (Routledge) https://www.routledge.com/Race-Gender-and-Citizenship-in-the-African-Diaspora-Travelling-Blackness/Celeste/p/book/9780367194208 , winner of the National Communication Association’s 2018 Diamond Anniversary Book Award and the association’s 2017 Outstanding Book Award from the African American Communication & Culture Division and Black Caucus.
Her other publications appear in journals and book chapters including Black Camera and Feminist Media Histories. She is committed to critical scholarship on representations of Blackness, including public scholarship, with her published in The Seattle Times, The Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma, and Spark: Elevating Scholarship on Social Issues.