I am a 5th year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Performance Studies. Before entering the Ph.D. program, I received a MA degree in Performance Studies (NYU), a MA in Women’s and Gender Studies (University of Louisville), and a BA in both African American Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies (UNC-Greensboro). My dissertation, “Tracing Black Movements: Chor[e]ographing Black Dis/placements in North Carolina’s Piedmont,” combines Black feminist theories, performance studies, American studies, radical archival assemblage, and visual analysis. It is through the combination of these fields that I can critically interrogate four different iterations of black displacement, or as I have termed it dis/placement, that occurred throughout North Carolina’s piedmont region. Through regional comparative work, I demonstrate that black dis/placement has commonalities regardless of their location. As a recipient of NYU’s Public Humanities Initiative, I am working as an archivist and research coordinator for the Black Gotham Experience. My interest in tracing Black movements and telling the stories of those who have been left out of the archive acts as a great compliment to the incredible work of Black Gotham Experience. Through the projects that I will be involved with, I plan to deepen my archival training and contribute to ongoing conversations about the Black diaspora.