Tao Leigh Goffe is an assistant professor of Africana, feminist, gender, and sexuality studies at Cornell University. She received her A.B. in English from Princeton University in 2009, and her PhD in American studies from Yale University in 2015. Raised between London and New York, her academic research explores the intimacies between black and Asian diasporic subcultures in Britain, the United States, and the Caribbean. She experiments with cartographic applications and sound mixing digital technologies to unfold and unmap Caribbean imaginaries through music and memory. 


English, Princeton, AB

American Studies, Yale, PhD

Blog Posts

    Upcoming Talks and Conferences

    November 12, “Mitochondrial DNA: Caribbean Women Making Sugar and History,” University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados.

    October 28, “Black and Indigenous Creative Technology,” Panel, Swarthmore College Aydelotte Foundation, PA.

    October 27, “Dirge: Black and Indigenous Hemispheric Burial,” Design At Large, University of California, San Diego, CA.

    October 21, The Cooper Union’s Intersectional Justice Lecture Series, New York, NY.


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