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About the Event:
Perspectives from the Field brings CLACS alumni from different eras to engage with current students and the NYU community at large. Moderated by CLACS Director, Professor Jill Lane, alumni will reflect on their research and personal experiences at CLACS and their professional journeys after. How does an interdisciplinary lens and expertise on Latin America and the Caribbean shape their work across multiple industries? Join us for this ongoing series and career-building opportunity.
Amarilys Estrella (CLACS 2010) 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.
Master’s Project Title: Legal Redefinition of Dominican Nationality
Christine Mladic Janney (CLACS 2010) is a media anthropologist and documentary filmmaker who has conducted research focused on Latin America, and on Peru in particular, for over 10 years. Her work occurs at the intersections of photography, language, race/indigeneity, and contemporary cultural activism. During graduate school at NYU, she began studying Southern Peruvian Quechua and became active in Quechua-related outreach through CLACS-NYU's Runasimi Outreach Committee. She was a founding member of the Quechua Collective of New York, and also started the Quechua language podcast program "Rimasun." Christine is also a co-author of Hippocrene Book's Quechua-Spanish-English Dictionary (2018). She earned a PhD in Sociocultural Anthropology (2020) as well as an Advanced Certificate in Culture and Media (2014) at NYU, during which time she directed the award-winning short documentary Runasimiwan Kawsay (Living Quechua) (2014). Her dissertation, Reframing Belonging: Digital Photography, Archives, and Mobility in Southern Peru, investigates everyday digital photographic practice in Peru and how it affects debates about race, ethnicity, and the nature of inclusion in the nation. She has taught courses in Latin American Studies and Anthropology at DePaul University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Columbia College Chicago. At present, she is an ACLS Leading Edge Fellow at Freedom for Immigrants, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending immigration detention.
MA Thesis title: Social Practices of Vernacular Photography and the Articulation of Indigenous Identity in Peru