Layla Brown-Vincent is an Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She earned a PhD in Cultural Anthropology in 2016 from Duke University. Layla is also a proud graduate of North Carolina Central University. Her areas of specialization include Afro-Latin American social movements, Pan-Africanism, and Black feminism. Her research have appeared in several books and journals, including The Journal of Culture & Education; Black Lives Have Always Mattered: A Collection of Essays, Poems, and Personal Narratives (2Leaf Press, 2017); and The Fire Now: Anti-Racist Scholarship in Times of Explicit Racial Violence (ZED Books, 2018). Follow her on Twitter @PanAfrikFem_PhD.