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Cristi Whiskey



Contact Information

Email    whiskeycristi@g.ucla.edu
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Field of Study

Africa

Subfield

West Africa, Islam (early legal & religious history), gender, archive of slavery, race and racism, literature, transatlantic studies, premodern critical race studies, & cartography. 

Grants and Awards

2020-2024 Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellowship, UCLA Gradaute Division

2021 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Summer Fellowship, UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies

2021 Graduate Summer Research Mentorship, UCLA Graduate Division *declined 

2020 UCLA Competitive Edge: Summer Transition Program to the Doctorate, UCLA Graduate Division                                                                        

2020 Arizona Center for Medieval Studies and Renaissance Studies: Race Before Race Travel Award 

2018 Marshall Van Deusen Award, Department of English, University of California, Riverside

Conference Presentations

2020. “Early Modern Shakespearian Globe” Othello’s Black Death.” Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACRMS) Unfreedom Conference. Arizona State University. 2019 “Legitimizing Race Studies in the Curriculum…” Medieval Academy of America: The Global Turn in Medieval Studies. University of Pennsylvania. 2018 “Racial Categorization in Marco Polo’s Description of the World.” Celebrating Belle da Costa Greene: An Examination of Medievalists of Color. Saint Louis University. 

Advisors

Ghislaine Lydon 

Degrees

B.A., English, University of California, Riverside, 2018 

A.A., Humanities, Philosophy & Arts, Riverside Community College, 2016