Amarilys Estrella

Amarilys Estrella

2019 Mark Claster Mamolen Dissertation Workshop Alumna
Amarilys

Amarilys Estrella is a Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology at New York University. Her dissertation research examines the role of human rights law and discourse in transnational activism against anti-Black racism. She holds a Master’s in Latin America and Caribbean Studies from New York University. Amarilys is 2018-2019 Public Humanities Fellow, working closely with the New York City based collective We Are All Dominican (WAAD) in designing a transnational campaign to address the denationalization of Dominicans of Haitian descent in the Dominican Republic, as well as global anti-immigrant and anti-Black sentiment. Prior to her doctoral studies she was the Program Officer for Haiti and the Dominican Republic at American Jewish World Service, an international human rights organization.