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Sophonie Bazile

Research Interests:
Black geographies
Haitian Geographies
Feminist Geopolitics
Queer Theory

M.A. - University of Cincinnati - Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies - 2016
B.A. - Bethune-Cookman University - International Studies/International Affairs - 2011


I'm interested in feminist geopolitics, queer theory, and Haitian geographies. Using queer theory, my doctoral research will examine how immigration categories/statuses spatially and temporally organize "foreign" bodies to determine who belongs and who is excluded. I suggest that these immigration categories produce "queer temporalities" for those living with them. I focus on Haitians living with temporary protected status in Kentucky.

  • A&S 330: Understanding Inequality in Education, Primary Instructor (Spring 2021)
  • GEO 261: Global Dynamics of Health and Disease, Recitation Instructor (Spring 2020)
  • GEO 162: Intro to Global Environmental Issues, Recitation Instructor (Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018)
  • GEO 221: Immigrant America, Grader (Spring 2017)
  • ENS 300: Gender & Environment, Grader (Fall 2016)