Welcome, Dr. Amarilys Estrella!

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We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Amarilys Estrella will be joining JHU, this fall, as the ACLS Emerging Voices Postdoc for 2020-2021. Her postdoc will be located in the History Department, her courses will be taught through WGS.

Her new, upcoming Fall 2020 WGS course:

AS.363.301(01) Feminist and Queer Theory: Black Decolonial Feminisms in the Americas
Instructor: Amarylis Estrella (currently list as ‘staff’), Writing Intensive, TTh 10:30-11:45
[cross-listed with History]

This course will use both historical and contemporary readings focusing on Black and decolonial feminisms as theory and praxis to reflect on the particular experiences of afro-descendants throughout the Americas. Dr. Amarilys Estrella, the 2020-2021 ACLS Emerging Voices Postdoc, will teach this course.


BIO: Dr. Estrella holds a Master’s in Latin America and Caribbean Studies and a 2019 PhD in Sociocultural Anthropology from New York University. Her dissertation research examined the role of human rights discourse in transnational activism against anti-Black racism.

Estrella’s work has been recognized by several organizations for its contributions to the humanities and the study of grassroots anti-racist activism. She was part of the Mark Claster Mamolen Dissertation Workshop Class of 2019, administered by the Afro-Latin American Research Institute at the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University. She was also a 2018-2019 Public Humanities Fellow for Humanities New York. In 2017, she received the Inter-American Foundation’s (IAF) Grassroots Development Fellowship for dissertation field research. 

Welcome, Dr. Estrella!