Originally from Bogotá, Colombia, denisse andrade is a doctoral candidate in Geography at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Her research focuses on questions of land in the Black radical discourse and praxis of the 1960s and 1970s with particular focus on the Republic of New Afrika, a formation that spearheaded much of the thinking of this project. She is a curator, activist, and educator. She teaches in the Africana Studies Program at Vassar College.