Asia Leeds

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Asia Leeds

Assistant Professor, Spelman College



Asia has a Social Science in Practice Postdoctoral Fellowship at UCLA and is jointly housed in the Interdepartmental Program in African American Studies and the Department of History.

I am currently a tenure track Assistant Professor in the African Diaspora and the World program at Spelman College. Before that, I was a Dean’s Social Science in Practice postdoctoral fellow at UCLA from 2010-2012. I have an article coming out in Spring 2013 in Palimpsest: A Journal on Women, Gender, and the Black International titled “Toward the ‘Higher Type of Womanhood’: The Gendered Contours of Garveyism and the Mapping of Redemptive Geographies in Costa Rica, 1922-1940.” My research and teaching interests include Afro-Latin America, gender and Pan-Africanism, Caribbean migration, and the racial politics of citizenship and belonging in Central America. I’ve attached a recent photo to this message.