Victoria M. Massie (PGP: she/her/hers) is an anthropologist and nonfiction writer.

Massie is currently working on her Ph.D. in Sociocultural Anthropology with a designated emphasis in Science and Technology Studies at the University of California at Berkeley. Her dissertation, “Assembling Genetic Ancestry: Race, Return, and the Materiality of Belonging in Cameroon” examines how Cameroonians are forging new modes of belonging through genetic ancestry testing, particularly by welcoming its emerging DNA diaspora. Her expertise sits at the intersection of postcolonial science and technology studies, kinship, critical race theory, and (Francophone) African Studies.


Massie is the recipient of fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, the Fulbright Foundation, the Wenner-Gren Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the UC Berkeley Center for African Studies, the UC Berkeley Center for Race and Gender, and the University of California Center for New Racial Studies.

Her writing has been featured in CatapultVoxThe InterceptComplex Magazine, and The Council for Responsible Genetics’ Gene Watch Magazine. She has also attended workshops for nonfiction with the Hurston/Wright Foundation.