Alexa Tignall

Guest Speaker

University of California-Berkeley

Alexa Tignall (they/them) is a Ph.D student in the Anthropology Department at the University of California Berkeley were their research focuses on intersectionality in Central Asia, more specifically in urban and rural Kyrgyzstan. She is interested in racial discourse, Queerness, Blackness, feminism, colonialism and Trans activism in Central Asia and Russia. Alexa was previously the recipient of a Critical Language Scholarship, which allowed them to conduct research in Kyrgyzstan in summer 2019.