Lia Bascomb


Lia Bascomb

Assistant Professor, Georgia State University



Lia T. Bascomb is an Assistant Professor in the Department of African American Studies at Georgia State University. She earned her B.A. at Yale University and her M.A. and Ph.D. at The University of California, Berkeley. Her current research projects investigate popular culture as a site of national identity formation in the Caribbean; gender, belonging, and land rights in diasporic settlement and its literary representations; genealogies of the black female body in visual images of the Caribbean; and the role of the “freak” in building a diasporic identity in black American music.


Areas of Research and Teaching: African diaspora studies, cultural studies, visual culture, performance, Caribbean studies,