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Going for the Doctorate: Being a Woman of Color in Academia

Fri, Mar 25


RSJ Reading Room

Going for the Doctorate: Being a Woman of Color in Academia

Join us for a discussion with Dr. Prisca Gayles. The program will also be available to attend via Zoom. Food will be provided at the program and all are welcome to participate. ***Please RSVP (especially if you will be joining us in person) so we have an idea of how much food we need!***

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Time & Location

Mar 25, 2022, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

RSJ Reading Room, 1664 N. Virginia St Building #77, Reno, NV 89557, USA


About the event


Dr. Gayles is a professor in the Gender, Race, and Identity (GRI) Department who teaches a variety of courses focusing on social movements as it relates to identity. She will be speaking about her experiences as a woman of color in academia and what she's learned along the way!

Speaker Bio:

Prisca Gayles holds a Ph.D. in Latin American studies, with doctoral portfolios in African and African Diaspora studies and women’s and gender studies, from the University of Texas at Austin. Before joining the University of Nevada, Reno, she was the Gaius Charles Bolin Dissertation Fellow in Africana Studies at Williams College from 2018-2020. She is a former U.S. Fulbright and Tinker Foundation Fellow. Gayles investigates how blackness is politicized to demand racial justice in spaces of Black invisibility. Her current research includes a 22-month ethnography of how emotions permeate the macro and micro-politics of Argentina’s Black social movement.

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