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Rochelle McFee

Ph.D. Candidate in Ethnic Studies

Rochelle McFee

Rochelle A. McFee is a candidate for the Ph.D, in  Ethnic Studies at the University of California, San Diego. She is a feminist, organizer, activist, scholar and consultant who has worked in social justice for over a decade, focusing on ending violence against Black women, Black girls, queer identified people and involuntarily returned migrants. As such, Rochelle’s research examines the ways Black girls, Black women and queer identified people in the Caribbean, specifically Jamaica  are coded into laws and social normativity as violable. Rochelle holds a Master of Science in Sociology with Distinction and a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and Criminology with first class honors, both from the University of the West Indies Mona, Jamaica. She is a  2020 Friends of the International Center fellow and a 2020-21 recipient of the  AAUW doctoral fellowship. Rochelle continues to  serve her community through support to grass-roots organizations in Jamaica, the wider Caribbean, the United States, the United Kingdom and Iceland. This work has primarily focused on developing decolonial approaches to monitoring the implementation of programmes that support survivors and Global Majority women more broadly; writing expert witness reports for queer identified people for stay of deportation from the global north and convening regional and international dialogues on violence against women and girls. Rochelle's experience and approach includes both a commitment to interrogative research and an attention to material efficacy.