Amarilys Estrella is an ACLS Emerging Voices Postdoctoral Fellow in Johns Hopkins University’s Department of History and the Program for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality. She holds a PhD in Sociocultural Anthropology and a Master’s in Latin America and Caribbean Studies from New York University. Her research interests broadly focus on the intersections of race and gender within transnational movements, Black Latin American and Latinx identity, as well as human rights and anti-racist activism. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins University she was a Visiting Assistant professor of Afro-Latinx Studies in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University.
Estrella’s work has been recognized by several organizations for its contributions to the humanities and the study of grassroots 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, Harvard University. She was also a 2018-2019 Public Humanities Fellow for Humanities New York. In 2017, she received the Inter-American Foundation (IAF) Grassroots Development Fellowship for dissertation field research.