Amarilys Estrella is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Afro Latinx Studies in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis. She holds a Master’s in Latin America and Caribbean Studies and a 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.