Maya Doig-Acuña is a PhD candidate in African & African American Studies with a primary field in History. Her research interests include Black diaspora-making, family history, and migration in Central America and the circum-Caribbean. Her current project examines 20th century West Indian migratory circuits, memory, and community formation in Panama and New York City, with a particular focus on the intimate and everyday dimensions of Black women's lives under empire. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Her published writing can be found in Southern Cultures Journal, Guernica Magazine, and Remezcla.