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Assistant Professor, Justice Studies

LAXC mourns the tragic loss of our friend and colleague, Dr. Tatiana K. Benjamin. Dr. Benjamin was a scholar-practitioner of immigrant rights advocacy who worked with the UndocuBlack Network and fought hard for justice. She left an indelible mark at JMU during her brutally short time here. Tatiana was Assistant Professor of Justice Studies, minor co-coordinator of AAAD, an emergent leader in Sisters in Session, and a contributor to LAXC. To read more about her life and legacy, please read this tribute in The Breeze.

Dr. Tatiana Benjamin is an experienced college/university professor with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. In addition to her work in higher education, Benjamin has experience working with nonprofit organizations. Her research focuses on racial inequality, immigration, and anti-blackness. Benjamin served as a post-doctoral fellow in the Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean (IRADAC) at The City University of New York. She is the research analyst for UndocuBlack Network in Washington, DC, where she has conducted workshops on prison abolition, immigration, and access to mental health for Black immigrant communities. She has experience teaching courses on global and intercultural studies, social justice interventions and policies, and justice and American society. 



Justice Studies


“Black Immigrant Invisibility within Immigration Advocacy and Policy"

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