Date of Award

Spring 2017

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Human Rights

First Advisor

Donna-Dale Marcano

Second Advisor

Seth Markle


In this Senior Project, I will argue that the path to liberation is through the discourse of Black Marxist Feminism as articulated by Caribbean political activist, Claudia Jones. The intersectional nature of such a discourse will encompass all who are oppressed —Black people, women, and workers. I explore what it means to be Black through the lens of Marcus Garvey, to be Woman through the lens of Monique Wittig, and to be a Worker through the lens of Karl Marx in order to understand Claudia Jones’ standpoint on what it means to be at the intersection of all three. The purpose of this senior project is to center Claudia Jones because her work laid the foundation for liberation of all. I show that the oppressive structures of racism, sexism, capitalism, and imperialism will cease to exist with the establishment of Communism.


Senior thesis completed at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Human Rights.