Ph.D. Student Profiles

Smith, Alexandria

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  • Research Interests: Black geographies, black/african diaspora studies, queer literatures.
  • Education: B.A., Comparative Women's Studies and International Studies, Spelman College, 2013


Alexandria Smith was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She received a B.A. in Comparative Women’s Studies and International Studies from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. Alexandria’s dissertation, “Blackness (from) Elsewhere,” explores conceptual and material geographies of blackness and queerness as they are portrayed in black literatures.