Malika Crutchfield

Ph.D. Candidate

Malika Zwanya Crutchfield, MA, RRW is a Bay Area based educator, writer, and community advocate. As a certified CAADAC therapist, she works with addiction, trauma, and mindfulness in her in mental health practice. As a third year PhD student in the African Diaspora Department, Malika looks at intersections between race, gender, mental health, captivity, racialized space, and freedom, and how black bodies live these modes of experience in different spaces throughout the Diaspora. Her undergraduate degree is from Sarah Lawrence College. She's a trained and avid digital photographer who spends as much time walking around capturing urban spaces as she possibly can each day. Her work can be found in galleries and publications worldwide.