Deja Beamon

Ph.D. Student
Graduate Student

Deja Beamon is a PhD Student and Graduate Teaching Associate at the Ohio State University in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies. After graduating from Duke University with a BA in Women's Studies, Deja went onto complete her Master of Arts in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the Ohio State University.

Continuing on to pursue her PhD at OSU, Deja's research focuses on black/white biracial women's racial identity. She explores this using psychoanalysis in conjunction with black feminist theory. Her research is currently exploring how white mothers impact hereditary trauma for the black/white biracial woman. She is excited to continue exploring her interests with the support of the OSU academic community.

Areas of Expertise
  • Black Feminism
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Critical Race Theory
  • M.A., Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, The Ohio State University, 2017
  • B.A., Women's Studies, Duke University, 2013, English minor

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