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Asia N. Potts

English PhD student

Asia Potts is a Ph.D. student studying contemporary Black literature in the English Department. Potts’ research is grounded in Afrofuturism and narratives of intergenerational and lived experiences of Black women throughout the diaspora. Her work explores the long-standing presence of Afrofuturiste aesthetics in 20th and 21st-century literature and argues that Afrofuturism is an integral tenet of Black women’s creative and intellectual thought. By examining the genre as a Black literary tradition and feminist movement, she aims to further identify elements of Afrofuturist feminism and canonize Black women writers in Afrofuturism’s ancestral genealogy.

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Contact: potts.as@northeastern.edu

Previous Institutions: Auburn University (BA, MA)

Program and Fields: PhD; Afrofuturism, Black Feminist Theory, contemporary Black women’s literature, cultural rhetorics, visual culture, Womanism

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