Manoucheka Celeste, Ph.D.
Manoucheka Celeste is an Assistant Professor of Comparative Ethnic Studies in Interdisciplinary Degree Programs at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She studies transnational representations of blackness, immigration, gender, and class, with a focus on the Caribbean, the United States and Latin America, particularly Haiti. Her research investigates the construction and representations of citizenship and belonging frameworks in media and other public discourses. Dr. Celeste’s most recent publication, “Framing Haitians and Cubans in The New York Times: Enduring Imprints of Political History,” appears in the Journal of Haitian Studies. Her chapter, “Black Women and US Pop Culture in the Postidentity era: The Case of Beyoncé Knowles will appear in Transatlantic Feminisms: Women and Gender Studies in Africa and the African Diaspora, edited by Ampofo, Rodriguez, and Tsikata. She holds a Ph.D. in Communication and a Graduate Certificate in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies from the University of Washington. She also holds a B.S. in Journalism and M.A. in Mass Communication from the University of Florida. Dr. Celeste is co-founder of the Women of Color Collective at UW.