Phone: (310) 206-1669

Office: 2210 Rolfe Hall

Office Hours: Tuesdays 1:30-2:30

Associate Professor, Gender Studies and Afro-American Studies

Aisha Finch received her Ph.D. in History from NYU and is currently an assistant professor of Gender Studies and African American Studies at UCLA.

Her areas of research and teaching include comparative slavery; political and intellectual movements in Cuba, Latin America, and the African Diaspora; gender ideologies in the Caribbean, and black feminist thought. Her current book manuscript, Rethinking Slave Rebellion in Cuba: La Escalera and the Insurgencies of 1841-1844, explores the resistance movements and political cultures of enslaved rural Cubans during the mid-nineteenth century.


B.A.- New York University, History 1998

M.A.- New York University, History 2003

Ph.D.- New York University, History 2007


Rethinking Slave Rebellion in Cuba: La Escalera and the Insurgencies of 1841-1844 , forthcoming, University of North Carolina Press

“‘What Looks like Revolution’: Women and the Gendered Terrain of Slave Insurgencies in Cuba, 1843-44” forthcoming, Journal of Women’s History, Vol. 26, No. 1 (Spring 2014).

With Piya Chatterjee, “Rethinking Bondage,” produced for the UCHRI Working Group, “Working at Living: The Social Relations of Precarity,” e-scholarship, July 2013, http://escholarshiporg/uc/ucsbfeministstudies_wal

“Scandalous Scarcities: Black Slave Women, Plantation Domesticity, and Travel Writing in Nineteenth-Century Cuba.” Journal of Historical Sociology, Vol. 23, No. 1 (March 2010): 101-143.