Lorna Closeil

PhD Student Lorna Closeil

Lorna Closeil

Ph.D. Student


Areas of Expertise

  • Abolition
  • Black Feminisms
  • Black Girlhood
  • Black Sexual Politics
  • Love-Politics

Lorna Closeil (She/Her) is a Haitian-American, Black feminist practitioner and PhD student in the Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Her research centers the world-making practices of Black feminist abolitionists within digital spaces through an afro-futurist lens. At the root of all her work, she asks: what can the quotidian resistance, refusal, and rage of Black women and girls teach us regarding what might be possible for more just and equitable futures?

Lorna is also fascinated with Afro-Queeribbean sexual politics, and the ways the erotic manifests in the lives and friendships of Black women and girls.