Andrea Jean Queeley
Andrea Jean Queeley, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Global & Sociocultural Studies at Florida International University. Dr. Queeley is also Associate Professor in the African and African Diaspora Studies Program.
Dr. Queeley's research interests include Caribbean migration, Cuba, African diaspora, race, social inequality, black popular culture, and anthropological fieldwork. Specifically, her research concerns African diasporic subject formation, migration, and the negotiation of globalized structural inequalities. Situating these processes within the specificities of national and international political moments, she explores questions of social hierarchy and diversity within the African diaspora. She is particularly interested in the social and economic conditions under which racialized subjects assert their cultural identities and how such assertions shift over time.
Dr. Queeley has conducted research in eastern Cuba among people of English-speaking Caribbean descent in which she explores narratives of jamaicano identity and the reemergence of Anglophone Caribbean institutions during Cuba's Special Period. She has also conducted research in the urban United States and is intrigued by the extent to which racialized categories are disrupted and/or reinforced by the globalization and mass consumption of multi-rooted black popular culture. Thus, in addition to forthcoming chapters on West Indian Cuban cultural citizenship and negotiating racial and national identity in the field, she has published work exploring the social context in which recurrent images in mainstream hip hop culture are disseminated.
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