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Kamille Gentles-Peart

Kamille Gentles-Peart

Kamille is associate professor of Communication and Media Studies and chair of the Department of Communication and Graphic Design at Roger Williams University. She is an interdisciplinary cultural scholar, whose research agenda includes areas such as gender studies, media studies, Caribbean studies, postcolonial studies and black politics.

Her research specifically focuses on Caribbean immigrant women in the U.S., exploring their experiences and identities in their new home. She has published several articles including “West Indian Women, Difference and Cultural Citizenship in the U.S.” and “‘Fiwi TV:’ Ethnic Media and the West Indian Diaspora”. She is also the author of the book chapters “West Indian Women, Body Politics and Cultural Citizenship” and “Barriers to Being Heard in a Majority Institution.” Her edited volume, titled “Re-Constructing Place and Space: Media, Power, and Identity in the Constitution of Caribbean Diasporas”, was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Book Award from the African American Communication and Culture Division of the National Communication Association of the U.S. Her new monograph “Romance With Voluptuousness: Caribbean Women and Thick Bodies in the U.S.”, was released in October 2016 by University of Nebraska Press.

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