I am a black Caribbean woman (via Trinidad and Tobago), a scholar, and a maker.
I am currently an Assistant Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs at George Washington University. My research and teaching explore postcolonial statecraft, racialization, gendering, securitization, visuality, and affect in urban areas of Trinidad and beyond.
I received my PhD in cultural anthropology with certificates in urban studies and experimental ethnography from the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn). Prior to starting my PhD program, I was trained as an architect at the Fay Jones School of Architecture and worked at ACLA architecture (a design firm in Trinidad) full-time until 2015. I continue to work with ACLA architecture as a consultant.
Leniqueca is pronounced "luh-KNEE-kah"