Grad Students

Sa Whitley



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Email    melissawhitley@ucla.edu
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Sa Whitley is a Gender Studies PhD student, who also received a Master’s in African American Studies. She is a member of the “Academic Abolitionism” working group, supported by the University of California Humanities Research Institute. As a Black feminist who utilizes queer of color critique, Whitley points to finance capital as crucial to the (re)production of precarity in Black women’s lives. Her work attempts to particularize technologies of dispossession and displacement enacted by financial governmentality, and she demonstrates their dependence on gendered anti-blackness. 

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Sa Whitley is a Gender Studies PhD student, who also received a Master’s in African American Studies. She is a member of the “Academic Abolitionism” working group, supported by the University of California Humanities Research Institute. As a Black feminist who utilizes queer of color critique, Whitley points to finance capital as crucial to the (re)production of precarity in Black women’s lives. Her work attempts to particularize technologies of dispossession and displacement enacted by financial governmentality, and she demonstrates their dependence on gendered anti-blackness.