Dr. Manoucheka Celeste is Assistant Professor at the University of Florida with a joint appointment at the Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research and the African American Studies Program. A proud Gator alum and UF Hall of Fame inductee (2003), she earned her B.S. in Journalism and M.A. in Mass Communication from the College of Journalism and Communication. She also holds a Ph.D. in Communication and Graduate Certificate in Feminist Studies from the University of Washington.
She studies media, focusing on race, gender, class, sexuality, and nation, and processes of identity formation. She has published research on citizenship narratives surrounding immigration, tourism, and black women in media and popular culture. She is the author of the book Race, Gender, and Citizenship in the African Diaspora: Travelling Blackness.