Selina Makana

IRWGS Postdoctoral Fellow (2017-2020) Columbia University

Selina earned her Bachelor's degree in Education with a minor in Linguistics and African Literature at Kenyatta University, Kenya. In 2009/2010, she was a visiting scholar at Stanford University under the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching program (FLTA). Selina entered the African Diaspora Studies PhD program in 2011 and her areas of interest include Africa, Caribbean, gender/sexuality, Black feminism, politics/activism. Her research project focuses on questions of social and political activism of women in contemporary Caribbean and Africa. On the side, Selina is also interested in exploring the issue of homophobia in East Africa.