Jasmine Norma Watson is a PhD candidate studying Latin American history and African American Studies with secondary focuses on race & ethnicity and transnationalism. Their doctoral research focuses on AfroBrazilian resistance and placemaking in the 20th century. Using a transnational Africa/Black Diasporic lens, Norma traces common struggles, strategies, and ideologies, throughout the Americas, bringing more AfroBrazilian history into Pan-African and Black international conversations. They utilize various sources like newspapers, radio broadcast, poetry and oral interviews to discuss the ways in which Black consciousness raising unfolded in intimate spaces. Norma’s research also traces AfroBrazilian women’s roles in grass roots organizing and mutual aid with the use of an intersectional lens and Black Feminist and Womanist theory.