Celeste Henery is a cultural anthropologist working at the intersections of race, gender, and health. Dr. Henery’s broader research interests include black ecologies, feminisms, diaspora studies, and death and dying. She currently works as a Research Associate in the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. Her writing on black life across the diaspora has been published in various academic journals and blogs, including Black Perspectives. In addition to her academic endeavors, Dr. Henery works as a mitigation specialist, conducts interviews for the Texas After Violence Project, and guides others in their creative lives.