Tao Leigh Goffe

Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Tao Leigh Goffe is an assistant professor of literary theory and cultural history at Cornell University. She is a writer and a sound designer specializing in the narratives that emerge from histories of imperialism, technology, and abolition. Her interdisciplinary research and practice examine the unfolding relationship between ecology, infrastructure, and the senses. Film production, sound design, digital cartography, and oral history are integral to her praxis. She has been interviewed by the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Vice Munchies. Her writing has been published in Small Axe, Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory, and Boston Review. She is at work on books exploring the poetics and entanglements of indigenization in conversation with African and Asian diasporas in the Caribbean, as well as the geology of the archipelagic formation of the Caribbean.