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Nicole D. Ramsey

Originally from Los Angeles, California, Nicole Ramsey is a PhD Candidate in the Department of African American & African Diaspora Studies at UC Berkeley. Her work deals primarily with Blackness and identity formations in Central America and the Caribbean, migration, diasporic belonging, cultural production and popular culture. Nicole’s forthcoming dissertation explores performances of blackness, gender and nationhood in Belize and the Diaspora.

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Belizean Independence reminds me of the complicated legacy of colonization

My granny’s Blackness and her attachment to the British Crown provided me with some of my first lessons about the complexities and peculiarities of diasporic Blackness.

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