Kessie Alexandre

Ph.D. in Anthropology
Certificate in African American Studies

Kessie Alexandre is a Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology at Princeton University. Her work lies at the intersection of political and medical anthropology, African Diaspora studies, critical geography, and science and technology studies. Broadly, she is interested in Black land struggles and environmentalisms in the United States and the Caribbean. Kessie's dissertation is an ethnography of infrastructure disrepair and urban water insecurity, including flooding, water contamination, and waterway pollution, in the United States. The project engages questions of technological decay and toxicity, as well as the production of counterspaces and nature in cities. Kessie holds a B.A. in Public Health Studies and Anthropology from Johns Hopkins University. Her previous projects include a long-term study of water politics and development in rural Haiti.