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




Journal Articles

 Celeste, M. (2018). ““What Now?”: The Wailing Black Woman, Grief, and Difference,” Black Camera: An International Film Journal, (9) 2, 110-131. 

Celeste, M. (2018). “Black Media Studies,” Feminist Media Histories, “Black Media Studies,” Feminist Media Histories, 4(2), 38-42. 

Celeste, M. (2018). “Beyond Resilience in Haiti,” The North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) Report on the Americas, 50(2), 187-191. 

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

Celeste, M., “Representing Black Women,” Black Women’s Summit. Colorado State University, February 24, 2018. 

Celeste, M. (2018, May), “The Wailing Black Woman.” Race and Media Conference, University of Michigan. 

Celeste, M. (2018, April). “Black Women Wailing: Calling for Justice on Television and in the Public Sphere,” hosted by Media Studies and Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. 

Celeste, M. (2018, April). “Race, Gender, and Citizenship in the African Diaspora,” The Intersectionality Hub, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. 

Celeste, M. (2017, October). “Navigating Race and Immigration: Traveling Blackness.” University of South Florida. 

Celeste, M. (2017, October). “Constructing & Crossing Borders: Media, Identity, and Belonging.” California State University. 

Celeste, M. (2017, March). “Travelling Blackness: Race, Immigration, and Citizenship in Media,” Colgate University. 

Celeste, M. (2017, March). Wailing Black Women on TV: Representing and Disrupting Death and Grief Narratives, Women’s Studies Brownbag Series, Colgate University. 

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.