Kimberly Gonxhe

  • PhD Student - Cultural

Kimberly Gonxhe is a doctoral student pursuing a PhD in Cultural Anthropology.  Her research examines how ancestral DNA analysis, genealogy and heritage-based international travel affect women descended from enslaved Africans. Her investigation explores reclaiming identity by utilizing mobility, precarity and race, liberation  and freedom, class, roots versus routes (diaspora/displacement), place-making, stand-point theory (positionality), epigenetics and history. Her research is positioned within native, anticolonial, and activist anthropologies, and is informed by Black Liberation Theology and Womanist Thought.


Degrees and Education

MDiv, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
BS, Ohio University