Maya Doig-Acuña is a doctoral student in African & African American Studies at Harvard University, with a primary field in History. Her research interests include: diaspora theory, Blackness in Latin America, migration and racial identity formation, transnational feminisms, social memory & community history, and Black geographies. She is from New York City, and received a B.A. with highest honors from Middlebury College in American Studies, with a concentration in Comparative Race & Ethnicity.