Born in London and raised between the UK and US, Tao Leigh Goffe is a cultural critic specializing in the narratives that emerge from histories of imperialism, migration, and globalization. Her interdisciplinary research examines the unfolding relationship between technology, the senses, memory, and nature. She has held academic positions at New York University, Princeton University, and Hunter College, CUNY. She received her PhD from Yale University and Bachelor's degree from Princeton University. She will begin a joint position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Africana Studies and the Program in Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies at Cornell University.
Goffe has extensive experience as a researcher and public speaker. Her strengths are in communicating complex ideas to groups with varying levels of expertise, including both specialist and non-specialist audiences. Goffe has undertaken internships in a variety of fields at the United Nations, Merrill Lynch, and the Museum of Chinese in America, in publishing, curating, and social media.
Splitting her time between New York, Stockholm, and London, she also enjoys attending technology roundtable discussions at the Council on Foreign Relations, DJ'ing, and photography.