Ph.D., African Diaspora Studies, University of California-Berkeley
M.A., African Diaspora Studies, University of California-Berkeley
B.A., African American Studies, Yale University
African Diaspora Studies, Caribbean Studies, Cultural Theory, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Literature and Performance
- Dr. Lia T. Bascomb is an Associate Professor of African-American Studies at Georgia State University. She is trained as an interdisciplinary black studies scholar with emphases in diaspora theory, cultural theory, visual culture, performance studies, gender and sexuality, and literature. Her scholarly interests focus on representations and performances of nation, gender, and sexuality across the African diaspora with an emphasis on the Anglophone Caribbean.
- Bascomb, Lia T. In Plenty and Time of Need: Popular Culture and the Remapping of Barbadian Identity. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, Critical Caribbean Studies Series, 2019.
- Franzen, Sarah and Lia T. Bascomb. “Holding Land, Claiming Kin: The Relation Between Race, Land, and Kinship in the Southern US and Barbados.” Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography 54, no.2 (March 2022).
- Bascomb, Lia T. “Water, Roads, and Mapping Diaspora through Biomythography.” Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal 14, no. 1 (2017): article 10.
- Bascomb, Lia T. “Freakifying History, Remixing Royalty.” African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal 9, no. 1 (2015): 57-69.
- Bascomb, Lia T. “‘I’m So Proud to Be Your Queen’: Alison Hinds and Queenliness as a Diasporic Resource.” Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism 13, no. 1 (2015): 78-102.
- Bascomb, Lia T. “Productively Destabilized: Black Studies and Fantastic Modes of Being.” Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society 16 , nos. 3-4 (2014): 148-65.
- Bascomb, Lia T. “Rude Girl, Big Woman: Power and Play in Representations of Caribbean Women.” Palimpsest: A Journal on Women, Gender, and the Black International 3, no. 2 (October 2014): 191-213.
- Bascomb, Lia T. “Branded Beautiful: Brand Rihanna Meets Brand Barbados.” In Black Sexual Economies: Race and Sex in a Culture of Capital, edited by Adrienne D. Davis and The Black Sexual Economies Collective, 151-65. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, New Black Studies Series, 2019.
- Bascomb, Lia T. “Black Laborers on the Panama Canal.” Picturing Black History. 8 February 2023. https://picturingblackhistory.org/black-laborers-on-the-panama-canal/.
- Sirvent, Roberto. “BAR Book Forum: Lia T. Bascomb’s ‘In Plenty and in Time of Need.’” Black Agenda Report. 11 November 2020. https://www.blackagendareport.com/index.php/bar-book-forum-lia-t-bascombs-plenty-and-time-need.
Works in Progress
- Archival/Curatorial Project: The World(s) She Made: Composing the Radical Lives of Kathleen Neal Cleaver www.theworldsshemade.com
- Book: Finding Home, Repeated Longings: Land Ownership and Diasporic Belonging
- Co-Edited Collection: Who Knows But That I Speak For You: Lessons of Invisible Man in the Twenty-First Century