Manoucheka Celeste, PhD
Gender and Women's Studies
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Manoucheka Celeste, Associate Professor in Gender and Women’s Studies, is a Black feminist communication/media scholar. Her transnational and diasporic research focuses on media representations of Black women, immigrants and immigration, and tourism, with emphasis on the Caribbean and Black diaspora, particularly Haiti. Her publications include the book Race, Gender, and Citizenship in the African Diaspora: Travelling Blackness (Winner of the 2018 National Communication Association Diamond Anniversary Book Award), and ““What Now?”: The Wailing Black Woman, Grief, and Difference” in Black Camera. Celeste’s scholarship appears in academic journals, anthologies, as well as in public venues, including Spark: Elevating Scholarship on Social Issues, and The Seattle Times. She also writes about women of color mentoring, having created and directed mentoring programs for first generation students for 9 years. She has won college-wide awards for mentoring and research mentoring [2021 and 2022 respectively]. Celeste is a co-principal investigator for the Social Justice and Human Rights Cluster.
Ph.D., Communication, University of Washington
Graduate Certificate, Feminist Studies, University of Washington
MA, Mass Communication [International & Intercultural], University of Florida
B.S., Journalism [Reporting], University of Florida