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Tatiana Benjamin

Tatiana Benjamin, Ph.D. (she/her/hers) is joining the the Graduate School and University Center of The City University of New York as a postdoctoral fellow in the Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean (IRADAC). She is a scholar-practitioner with a long-standing commitment to centering the identities and experiences of the African Diaspora. Her work includes research, teaching, community engagement, and advocacy for and by Black communities. Tatiana currently serves as the senior research analyst for the UndocuBlack Network in Washington, D.C. She was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the department of Global and Intercultural Studies at Miami University, Oxford, OH. Dr. Benjamin completed her PhD in American Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park (2018).  She earned her B.A. in History and Religion from the illustrious HBCU, Clark Atlanta University (2010). Her forthcoming article, “Black Immigrant Invisibility within Immigration Advocacy and Policy" with the Journal of the Center for Policy Analysis (JCPAR) provides recommendations on how to create a more inclusive immigration policy, which combats anti-blackness and xenophobia. When I am not doing research, I am taking naps and watching reruns of Living Single (lol).