Faculty

Aisha Finch

Associate Professor, Gender Studies and Afro-American Studies


Contact Information

Email akfinch@ucla.edu
Office
2210 Rolfe Hall
Los Angeles, California
Phone (310) 206-1669
Aisha Finch received her Ph.D. in History from NYU and is currently an assistant professor of Gender Studies and African American Studies at UCLA.

Her areas of research and teaching include comparative slavery; political and intellectual movements in Cuba, Latin America, and the African Diaspora; gender ideologies in the Caribbean, and black feminist thought. Her current book manuscript, Rethinking Slave Rebellion in Cuba: La Escalera and the Insurgencies of 1841-1844 ,explores the resistance movements and political cultures of enslaved rural Cubans during the mid-nineteenth century.

Degrees

B.A.- New York University, History 1998 M.A.- New York University, History 2003 Ph.D.- New York University, History 2007.

Publications

Rethinking Slave Rebellion in Cuba: La Escalera and the Insurgencies of 1841-1844 , forthcoming, University of North Carolina Press

“‘What Looks like Revolution’: Women and the Gendered Terrain of Slave Insurgencies in Cuba, 1843-44” forthcoming, Journal of Women’s History, Vol. 26, No. 1 (Spring 2014).

With Piya Chatterjee, “Rethinking Bondage,” produced for the UCHRI Working Group, “Working at Living: The Social Relations of Precarity,” e-scholarship, July 2013, http://escholarshiporg/uc/ucsbfeministstudies_wal

“Scandalous Scarcities: Black Slave Women, Plantation Domesticity, and Travel Writing in Nineteenth-Century Cuba.” Journal of Historical Sociology, Vol. 23, No. 1 (March 2010): 101-143 .