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Layla D Brown, Graduate Assistant

Layla D Brown, Graduate Assistant

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Office Location:  205
Office Phone:  (919) 681-8178
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PhDDuke University
MADuke University2012
BA (Summa Cum Laude)North Carolina Central University2009
BA (Summa Cum Laude)North Carolina Central University2009

Social Movements
African Diaspora
Research Interests: 6

Current projects: Diane M. Nelson

My project examines various aspects of Hugo Chavez’s Bolivarian Revolution pre and post the death of Hugo Chavez through the lens of Black Feminist critiques in order to ask; 1) what might the struggles of some of their most disenfranchised citizens – Black/Afro descended women – reveal about the pros and cons of the global legacy of radical leftist politics being perpetuated in Venezuela; and 2) how do black/afro women’s politics simultaneously support the political work of Venezuela’s 21st Century Socialism and challenge the efficacy of the current global neoliberal crisis?


Raising Voices, Building History: Afro-Venezuelan Women as Test Case for the Promise of the Bolivarian Revolution (Working Title)

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