Pembroke Center

Shoniqua Roach

2022-23 Affiliated Scholar, Black Feminist Theory Project, Visiting Scholar in Gender and Sexuality Studies


Dr. Shoniqua Roach is a queer Black feminist writer and Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Brandeis University. An American Council of Learned Societies and Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, her peer-reviewed work appears in venues such as Signs: journal of women in culture and society, differences: a journal of feminist cultural studies, and American Quarterly, among others. Roach is currently at work on her book manuscript, Black Dwelling: Home-Making and Erotic Freedom, an intellectual and cultural history of Black domestic spaces as tragic sites of state invasion and Black feminist enactments of erotic freedom. She sits on the editorial board of Signs: a journal of Women in Culture and Society.