New faculty interview: Mamyrah Douge-Prosper
- September 13, 2021
- Assistant Professor, Global and International Studies | Ph.D., Florida International University
Mamyrah Dougé-Prosper, global and international studies, assistant professor, specializes in research on social movements in the Caribbean and Latin America – particularly Black and Haitian social movements.
Prosper serves as the international coordinator for the Pan-African Solidarity Network with Community Movement Builders in the U.S. In that capacity, she serves as a coordinator of the Leve Kanpe Avèk Ayiti International Coalition that includes organizations in Canada, the U.S., Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay working to amplify the struggles of the people of Haiti. She’s also a founding member of the Black Radical, a multi-lingual Pan-African media collective.
Prosper earned her Ph.D. at Florida International University and spent a year as a teaching postdoctoral fellow at North Carolina State University. From there, she was awarded a multi-year postdoctoral fellowship at the City University of New York Graduate Center where she worked with the Center for Place, Culture and Politics as well as the Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean (IRADAC). For the past two years, she was a visiting professor in the Africana studies department at Davidson College in North Carolina.
She’s excited to pursue work on the West Coast and to connect her research, perspective, history and stories with another part of the coastal U.S.