Kaysha Corinealdi is an interdisciplinary historian of modern empires, migration, gender, and activism in the Americas. In her research and teaching she incorporates diverse source materials and analytical approaches to highlight the richness and complexity of historical inquiry. Corinealdi has presented her work nationally and internationally on themes such as photographing existence in the Americas, Afro-Latinx educators in New York City, women undoing empire, anti-blackness in the Americas, and anti-communism in twentieth century Panama and the United States. Her current book project, Defining Panama: Zones of Exclusion and Afro-Caribbean Diasporic World Making, examines activist networks created by Afro-Caribbeans in Panama, the U.S. controlled Panama Canal Zone, and New York City during periods of extralegal and state-sanctioned anti-black and anti-foreigner campaigns. Her research and reviews can also be found in the Caribbean Review of Gender Studies, the International Journal of Africana Studies, the Hispanic American Historical Review, and the Global South. Corinealdi’s research has been supported by the Mellon Foundation, the Institute for Citizens and Scholars, and the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University.
Marlboro Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary StudiesSince 2016
M.A., Yale University
M.Phil., Yale University
Ph.D., Yale University