Alyssa A. James

Alyssa A. James

Dissertation Review Committee

Research Concentrations

Heritage, Commodities and Circulation, Black Atlantic Landscapes, Identity and Subjectivity, Caribbean Futures


Caribbean; Martinique


Alyssa Adina James is a 2020 SSHRC Doctoral Fellow whose research examines the consequences of recasting colonial history for Caribbean subjectivities and futures. She interrogates the discourses and practices that transform commodities into heritage - and history into commodity - as it unfolds through Martinique’s nascent coffee revival project.

She is co-host of the Black feminist anthropology podcast, Zora's Daughters.


York University, MA in Social Anthropology, 2017
University of Toronto, BS in Psychology and Equity Studies, 2011

2018. "Racism in Switzerland: ‘People of colour are automatically perceived as foreigners.’" The Local.

2012. "Breaking All the Rules." Teaching Education 23, no. 1: 1-8.