Kaysha Corinealdi

Assistant Professor
Pronouns: (She/Her/Hers)
Email Email kaysha_corinealdi@emerson.edu

Kaysha Corinealdi is an interdisciplinary historian of modern empires, migration, gender, and activism in the Americas. In her research and teaching she incorporates diverse source materials and analytical approaches to highlight the richness and complexity of historical inquiry. Corinealdi has presented her work nationally and internationally on themes such as photographing existence in the Americas, Afro-Latinx educators in New York City, women undoing empire, anti-Blackness in the Americas, and anti-communism in twentieth century Panama and the United States. Her forthcoming book, Panama in Black: Afro-Caribbean World Making and the Promise of Diaspora (Duke University Press, 2022), examines activist networks created by Afro-Caribbeans in Panama, the U.S. controlled Panama Canal Zone, and New York City during periods of extralegal and state-sanctioned anti-black and anti-foreigner campaigns. Her research can also be found in the Caribbean Review of Gender Studies, the International Journal of Africana Studies, and the Global South. Corinealdi’s research has been supported by the Mellon Foundation, the Institute for Citizens and Scholars, and the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University.


  • Department Marlboro Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Since 2016


B.A., Swarthmore College
M.A., Yale University
M.Phil., Yale University
Ph.D., Yale University


A Section for Women: Journalism and Gendered Promises of Anti-Colonial Progress in Interwar Panama


Creating Transformative Education: Robert Beecher and Thinking Through Race and Empire from Panama to New York

International Journal of Africana Studies, 18:2, 83-103

Book Review of Sonja Stephenson Watson, The Politics of Race in Panama: Afro-Hispanic and West Indian Literary Discourses of Contention.

Hispanic American Historical Review, 95:1

Envisioning Multiple Citizenships: West Indian Panamanians and Creating Community in the Canal Zone Neocolony

The Global South, 6:2, 87-106