• Layla D. Brown

  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Research Description

    My project examines various aspects of Hugo Chavez’s Bolivarian Revolution pre and post the death of Hugo Chavez through the lens of Black Feminist critiques in order to ask; 1) what might the struggles of some of their most disenfranchised citizens – Black/Afro descended women – reveal about the pros and cons of the global legacy of radical leftist politics being perpetuated in Venezuela; and 2) how do black/afro women’s politics simultaneously support the political work of Venezuela’s 21st Century Socialism and challenge the efficacy of the current global neoliberal crisis?
  • Specialties

    • Social Movements
    • African Diaspora
    • Gender
    • Identity
    • Nationalism
    • Race
    • Subjectivity
  • Education

      • PhD,
      • Cultural Anthropology,
      • Duke University
      • MA,
      • Cultural Anthropology,
      • Duke University,
      • 2012
      • BA (Summa Cum Laude),
      • Modern Foreign Languages - Spanish,
      • North Carolina Central University,
      • 2009
      • BA (Summa Cum Laude),
      • History,
      • North Carolina Central University,
      • 2009
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