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I am a Sociologist and postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas & the Caribbean (IRADAC) at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. My research focuses on how race and gender affect advancement in traditionally white institutional spaces, and how white racial framing and systemic gendered racism play a critical role in the experiences of women of color within organizations. I am particularly interested in the intersection of race, gender, and class and how they jointly operate on the experiences of black women in the workplace. Currently I am theorizing invisible labor and its impact on marginalized individuals in the workplace. I received my Ph.D. and M.Phil. in Sociology from The Graduate Center, City University of New York and my B.A. in Sociology and Africana Studies from New York University.

Ethiopian born New Yorker, Bronx raised, and Harlem resident. Scholar mama raising two beautiful boys with scholar dad.

To learn more about her research and interests follow me on Twitter @TsedaleMelaku