O.D. Enobabor

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Research Interests

  • Critical Migration Studies, Black Geographies, Critical Development Studies, Critical Geopolitics, Migration & Mobility, Black Radical Tradition, Africana/African Diaspora, Social Geography, Cultural Geography, Mixed-Methods, International Planning

Advisor: Dr. Monica Varsanyi

O.D. Enobabor (Omawu Diane Enobabor) is a Ph.D. Student in Geography at the Graduate Center. Diane earned her B.A. from the University of Texas- Austin in African Diaspora studies, Latin American studies, and Government. While there, she cultivated her interests in Afro-Latin American relations, focusing on Afro-Brazilian culture and identity-based development. After, she completed a master's degree in Latin American Studies at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. Her concentrations were: critical geography, Afro-Diaspora Politics and Identity, and critical development studies. Her master's directed project was entitled: "Raíces of the Borderlands: A Political and Economic Analysis of Dominicans of Haitian Descent in the Dominican Republic." Now at the Graduate Center, Diane's dissertation project focuses on contemporary Black migrations through the Americas. Outside of academia, Diane organizes as a critical cultural worker dedicated to curating and cultivating spaces of community resistance and radical archive.