Graduate Students

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  • Calvin Walds
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  • Research Interests: Black geographies, Africa and the diaspora, sound studies, carcerality and abolition, poetics, mobility studies
  • Advisor: Dr. Priscilla Pinto Ferreira
  • Degree: Ph.D.





Previous Degrees:

  • MFA, Cross-Genre Writing, University of California, San Diego
  • MA: Pan-African Studies, Syracuse University


  • Flee (Split/Lip Press, 2021), Notes on Noise (BULK Space Detroit, 2022) 


  • Dean's Fellowship, School of Graduate Studies, Rutgers-New Brunswick  

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2021 cohort names

2021 Cohort of Rutgers Geography Graduate Students