Escrevivencia corporal: Performance as resistance and collective memory of Amefrican women at Carnival in Latin America


Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Innovation Fellowships




This innovative project approaches Carnival and performance from a decolonial perspective, focusing on Black Latina women from peripheral communities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Port of Spain, in Trinidad. The research promotes a Black Feminist research approach, "Escrevivência Corporal" that is premised on the inclusion of the marker of gender and race as a collective identity that goes against dehumanization by highlighting how these creative performances rescue ancestral and academic knowledge. This represents a pioneering investigation emerging from the “South of the (Global) South” in a first-person narrative in collaboration with other Black women, thus promoting transnational relationships with multiple voices and identities through writing and dance inside and outside academic spaces.