Nicole Grégoire

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Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow | Florida International University
Office: Modesto A. Maidique Campus LC 306
Contact: 305-348-2374 | nicole.gregoire@fiu.edu

Background and Research Interests

Nicole Grégoire is a Belgo-Congolese Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow and Belgian American Educational Foundation Honorary Fellow in FIU’s African & African Diaspora Studies Program. She holds a BA in Social Sciences, an MA in Anthropology and a Ph.D in Social and Political Sciences, all of them obtained at the Free University of Brussels (ULB), Belgium. She defended a Ph.D. dissertation in February 2013 on African diasporas’ associational life and forms of collective action in Belgium. Alongside her research activities, she coordinated a project for the past two years that fosters immigrants’ political voice in Belgium for several non-profit organizations. As a Postdoctoral Fellow based in AADS, she plans to explore the ways in which recently settled black African immigrants in the U.S. connect with African Americans’ black nationalist movements and/or with other black immigrants’ associational initiatives. She plans to conduct ethnographic research in several U.S. cities that are important gateways for contemporary black immigration. By conducting research in the U.S., she aims to develop a comparative perspective between the forms of black solidarity in the US and in Europe. In addition to her research activities, she will teach the course AFA4932/5932 “African Diaspora and Black Solidarity: A Transatlantic Comparative Perspective” during the 2015 Summer B term . The course will address the link between slavery, colonialism, migrations, ethnicization and racialization processes, and forms of black solidarity in various contexts, with a focus on Europe and the U.S.

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