Born in London and raised between the UK and US, Tao Leigh Goffe is a writer, dj, and professor specializing in the narratives that emerge from histories of imperialism, migration, and globalization. Her interdisciplinary research and practice examines the unfolding relationship between technology, the senses, memory, and nature. DJ’ing is an important part of her pedagogy and research. Goffe has held academic positions at New York University, Princeton University, and Hunter College, CUNY. She received her PhD in American studies from Yale University and Bachelor's degree in English from Princeton University.
She is at work on two books. The first, Undisciplined Intimacies: Vernacular Archives of Afro-Asia, explores the poetics and entanglements of African and Asian diasporas in the Caribbean. The second, Pon De Replay: Gender, Sexuality, and DJ Cultures, is a manifesto on black feminist praxis, technology, and nightclub culture.
Goffe has extensive experience as a researcher and public speaker. She 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 and London, she also enjoys attending technology roundtable discussions at the Council on Foreign Relations.