Victoria M. Massie (PGP: she/her/hers) is an anthropologist and creative non-fiction writer. She is a doctoral candidate at the University of California, Berkeley working on her dissertation, “Assembling Genetic Ancestry: Race, Return, and the Materiality of Belonging in Cameroon.” Massie’s expertise sits at the intersection of postcolonial science & technology studies (STS), kinship studies, critical race theory, vitalism, and (Francophone) African Studies. Her dissertation examines the materiality of genetic diasporic return and reconnection through the historical and sociopolitical conditions of postcolonial Cameroon.
Massie’s research has been supported through funding by the Wenner-Gren Foundation, the Fulbright Program, the National Science Foundation, the UC Berkeley Center for African Studies, the UC Berkeley Center for Race & Gender, and the University of California Center for New Racial Studies, amongst others.
Her writing has been featured in Catapult, Vox, The Intercept, Complex Magazine, and The Council for Responsible Genetics’ Gene Watch Magazine.