Join us for Urban Dialogue and hear from scholar and author Dr. Rachel A. Quinn on “Writing about Black Women’s Lives: A ‘Being la Dominicana’ Book Talk.”  This event will be filled with unique insights about race, gender, and identity. Please register to join us:

Rachel Afi Quinn is a mixed-race Ghanaian-American scholar. As an associate professor in the Department of Comparative Cultural Studies in the Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program at the University of Houston, Dr. Quinn teaches courses on Caribbean culture, black girlhood, feminist theory, and globalization and incorporates documentary film, visual culture, and black women’s literature as theory.

Dr. Quinn is dedicated to public scholarship and the mentoring of underrepresented scholars in the academy. She is currently a fellow at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture investigating the life of Philippa Duke Schuyler; in 2023-24 an NEH Faculty Fellowship will allow her to continue writing her black feminist biography. Other works have appeared in “The Black Scholar”, “Small Axe”, “Latin American & Latinx Visual Culture”, “Meridians”, “Sinister Wisdom” and “Burlington Contemporary”.

Sponsored by MCNY’s School for Public Affairs and Administration,Urban Dialogues” fosters better understanding among scholars, experts, students, policymakers, and ordinary citizens of the public policies that shape the life of New York City and other urban centers.

For more information on Urban Dialogues and the MCNY School for Public Affairs and Administration,  contact:

Tina Georgiou, Director of Communications
212-343-1234 ext. 2626