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Monica Fleetwood Black

eric harhausen

Program: Master of Arts
Previous Degrees: BA from Earlham College with an African and African American Studies major, Women’s Studies minor
Area of Study: Culture

Bio: Monica was born and raised in Bloomington, IN.  She received her undergraduate degree from Earlham College where she was actively involved in the student-run dance program there, Dance Alloy, Gospel Revelations, an all-female A Capella group called the New Measures as well as Co-Convener of Black Ladies United as Earlham.  She has also directed two plays, The Vagina Monologues and For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow was Enuf.  She is currently the Road Manager for the African American Dance Company at IU, Bloomington and continues to stay committed to the arts while pursuing her Masters degree.  Monica is now pursing a Masters in Social Work at IUPUI.

Current research/ Research interests:  

Identity politics and formations of Black and Biracial women; Feminist and Womanist thought; Race in (Outer) Space as it relates to Star Trek, as well as the writings of Octavia Butler       


"Mixed Race Hollywood"- Book Review published Spring 2011 through Black Camera