Graduated: 2015, Masters in Pan African Studies
Thesis title: American dreams and immigrant realities: Transnational Migration and Notions of "better" for Caribbean Immigrants in Brooklyn, NY
Alumni informationRecipient: Cerificate of University Teaching, Future Professoriate Program
Graduate Student InformationSharlene Diamond received a BA in Africana Studies with honors and Anthropology-Sociology from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in May 2011. Her Senior Honors Thesis, entitled Dancehall Kings and Queens: ‘Profiling’ Gender in Jamaican Dancehall Culture, explores masculinity and femininity as a performance in Jamaican Dancehall culture. Sharlene’s research interests include Black identity development; presentation of Black images and the representation of Black people in popular culture through the mediums of film and music; exploring the intersection of race, class, and gender at the structural as well as the individual level; Afro-Caribbean culture; Tourism and the Caribbean; and the migration of Afro-Caribbean people.