Meli Kimathi

Meli Kimathi labors at the intersections of race, gender, and culture to activate wisdom, words, and ways for community solidarity. Broadly interested in mental health maintenance via personal musical practices and praxes of palliative care for our dying master narratives, she holds degrees in International Studies, Education, Social Work. Her doctorate is forthcoming from UNC-Chapel Hill, where her engaged scholarship explores the healing work of DJs through African diaspora music in live party spaces.