Hamza Mankor is a first-year doctoral student in the Comparative Literature PhD program at NYU. He previously received a B.A. in Critical Theory, with a minor in Arabic studies, from Williams College in 2022. His research concentrates upon migration and human rights, historiography and the archive, the racial imagination, knowledge production, and systems of linguistic and visual signification. The scope of his work encompasses the postcolonial Atlantic and Mediterranean, with particular regard to Black, Indigenous, and Maghrebi thought. He has also held positions with organizations such as the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti; and is both a GSAS Dean’s Doctoral Fellowship recipient for talented first-generation academics and a Dean’s Humanities Scholar, as part of the Public Humanities initiative supporting those at the intersection of the academy and advocacy.