Books / Articles

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Race, Gender, and Citizenship in the African Diaspora: Travelling Blackness




Journal Articles

Celeste, M. (2016) “Entertaining Mobility: The Racialized and Gendered Nation in House Hunters International,” Feminist Media Studies, 16(5). (Available online

Celeste, M. (2013). Framing Haitians and Cubans in The New York Times: Enduring Imprints of Political History. Journal of Haitian Studies, 19(1).

Book Chapters

Celeste, M. (2015). Black Women and US Pop Culture in the Postidentity Era: The Case of Beyoncé Knowles. In A.A. Ampofo, C.R. Rodriguez, and D. Tsikata (Eds.), Transatlantic Feminisms: Women and Gender Studies in Africa and the African Diaspora. East Lansing: MI: Michigan State University Press.

Celeste, M., Diaz, S.P., Ginorio, A.B., & Joseph, R.L. (2014). A Survival Story:
Negotiating the Institutional and Material through Collectivity. In S.M.B. Givens and K. E. Tassie (Eds.), Claiming a Seat at the Table: Feminism, Underserved Women Of Color, Voice and Resistance. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Celeste, M. (2011). Minding the Borders: Images of Haitian Immigrations in the United States. In P. M. Lester & S. D. Ross (Eds.), Images that Injure: Pictorial Stereotypes in the Media (365-78). Westport, CT: Praeger.


Celeste, M. (2009). [Review of the book Dispatches from the Color Line: The Press and Multiracial America by C.R. Squires]. The Black Scholar, 39(3), 63-65.

Celeste, M. (2008). [Review of the book Talking About Race: Community Dialogues and the Politics of Difference by K. Walsh]. Journal of Communication Inquiry, 32(3), 311-13.


Select Invited Presentations

Annual Speaker, “For the Love of (Black) Pop Culture: Questioning Race, Gender and Citizenship.” Women and Gender Studies Department, Gonzaga University, February 11, 2014.

Featured Speaker, “Media Framing of Difference and Citizenship: Public Health Implications.” College of Public Health Seminar Series on Multi-Cultural Competency and Public Health, University of Florida, October 2012.

Featured Speaker, “Get Me Bodied: Beyoncé Knowles as Post-Identity Re-articulation of Black Female Citizenship.” Institute on Black Life & Center for Africa and the Diaspora, Fall Colloquium, University of South Florida, September 2012.

Featured Invited Speaker, “(Re)presenting Black Women in Popular Culture: The Paradox of Beyoncé Knowles.” Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL, March 2010.

Select Refereed Conference Presentations