Expected graduation date: NA, Masters in Pan African Studies
Graduate Student Information
Nicole Hylton-Patterson received a BA in African American Studies and Philosophy from Mount Holyoke College in May 2009. Her Senior Thesis explored Black Feminist interventions in Africana Philosophy. Nicole’s research interests include Black Feminist Scholarship and Activism in Caribbean; LGBT Rights and Queer Diaspora Studies; Color, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in the Caribbean; and Discourses in Afro-Caribbean Culture and Histories. Nicole’s Master’s Thesis in Pan African Studies considers the role of color and class in mediating homophobia in Jamaica. The research interrogates the state’s role in maintaining homophobia and how color and class renders security for some members of the LGBT community in Jamaica.