brownLLa Tasha Brown

Dr. La Tasha Amelia Brown completed her Ph.D. degree in Comparative Cultural Studies at the University of Warwick in Coventry, England. Dr. Brown holds an M.A. in African New World Studies (now African and African Diasporic Studies) with a concentration in Cultural Studies from Florida International University in Miami, Florida and a B.A. in History with a minor in English Literature from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. Her areas of specialization include: Caribbean Black Diaspora Identity; Intersections of Class, Race, and Gender; Popular Culture; African American Identity & Culture and Black British Identity & Culture. Dr. Brown has conducted field research in Jamaica and has lived as well as traveled throughout the Caribbean region, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Dr. Brown is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Black Studies, the principal organizer of the African Diaspora Film Series (ADFS) and the Program Director for the Jamaica Service-Learning Program (JSLP) at the State University of New York at New Paltz.

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Can I go back??? – Missing Jamaica Already!

Heyy Everyone!! Been home for a  couple of weeks now and I sure do miss JAMAICA!! The overall experience was amazing!! I learned so much about the Jamaican Culture and its History! Being there for a month was definitely a great way to learn and be present with the everyday life in Jamaica. This trip
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The Jamaican!!!

Hey everyone!!! We are in our last week of our study abroad trip with the Jamaica Service- Learning Program! Boy, it has been an eventful 3 weeks thus far!!! We continued to learn a lot about the history of jamaica by visiting many historical places such as the Bob Marley Museum [Bob Marley’s home till
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We made it ! 1st Week in Jamaica!!!

Hi, I am Gerlynn and I am a guest blogger on behalf of Prof. Brown! I am one of the students participating in the Service-Learning Program here in Jamaica! I am a graduating Senior with a B.A. in Black Studies. I will be blogging from now on till a few weeks after the trip!!   1st
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How did you start off your June?

We’ve been enjoying tropical Jamaica! Join us! Go #newpaltzabroad!  
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Happy Memorial Day!

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