Emerging Voices Postdoctoral Fellow in the Study of Race and Ethnicity, 2021-2022[email protected]
Ayesha Casie Chetty is the ACLS Emerging Voices Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA) at Brown University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati in 2021. Her research interests lie at the intersection of race, gender, and cultural institutions. Her current book project, tentatively titled “Voice, Body, and Identity: Negotiating the Color Line in Opera,” examines how opera singers of color (in-training) navigate the institutional processes of becoming opera singers in this overwhelmingly white field. Some of her other work looks at changing access to reproductive health care. Prior to her doctoral studies, she worked for non-governmental organizations in Sri Lanka on projects that dealt with a range of social justice issues, including reproductive health rights, justice in a post-civil war setting, and substantive changes following amendments to the law on domestic violence. Casie Chetty received an LL.M. in socio-legal studies from the University of Kent, Canterbury, and an LL.B. from the University of London. Her research has been supported by the Taft Research Center and the Society for American Music, among others.