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Lisa B. Y. Calvente

​​​​​Lisa B. Y. Calvente is an assistant professor of Intercultural Communication and Performance Studies. She teaches courses in Media and Cultural Studies, Black Diaspora Studies, Latina/o Studies, Intercultural Communication and Performance Studies. Her primary areas of research are the Black Diaspora, Performance Studies and Cultural Studies. Her interests lie in performance and media ethnography and the ways in which these genres can be used to interrogate discursive formations of racism, classism, and hetero/sexism in order to generate possibilities of belonging and social justice.

She is currently working on her manuscript, Keep On Keepin’ On: Performing and Imag(in)ing Leadership and Homespace within the Black Diaspora.

She received her PhD and MA in Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her BA in Philosophy and Sociology at the City University of New York, Brooklyn College.