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Jaime Amparo Alves, Ph.D.

Jaime Amparo Alves, Ph.D.

 

Anthropology

University of Texas at Austin, 2011

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Jaime Amparo Alves holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology and Black Studies from The University of Texas, Austin. His research interest includes racialized policing practices, mass incarceration and black urban life in Brazil and Colombia. Before joining CSI/CUNY, he served as visiting professor and affiliated researcher at the Africana Research Center (Penn State) and at the Centro de Estudios Afrodiaspóricos, Universidad Icesi (Colombia). As an activist anthropologist, he has worked with the black movement and abolitionist projects in Brazil, Colombia, and the United States.

Dr. Alves is currently an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at the College of Staten Island (https://www.csi.cuny.edu/campus-directory/jaime-amparo-alves). 

Scholarship / Publications

 
“‘Blood in Reasoning’: State Violence, Contested Territories and Black Criminal Agency in Urban Brazil." Journal of Latin American Studies 48(1):61-87, 2016.
 
"On Mules and Bodies: Black Captivities in the Brazilian Racial Democracy." Critical Sociology 42(2):229-248, 2015.
 
“Neither Humans nor Rights:” Some Notes on the Double Negation of Black Social Suffering in Brazil. Journal of Black Studies45(2):143-162, 2014.
 
“From Necropolis to Blackpolis: Necropolitical Governance and Black Spatial Praxis in São Paulo, Brazil.” Antipode: Radical Journal of Geography, 46(1):323-339, 2013.

Narratives of Violence: White ImagiNations and the Making of Black Masculinity in City of God.” Revista de Ciencias Sociales, 13(2):313-347, 2013.

“Gubernamentalidad Espacial y Agencia Criminal Negra en Cali y São Paulo: Aproximaciones para una antropología ‘Fuera de la Ley’”. In Territorio y Sociabilidades Violentas (Jorge Geraldo, editor). Universidad Eafit, pp.15-71, 2017.

“Drug and Drug Control in Brazil.” (Co-authored w/ Dina Alves). In: Pan-African Issues in Drugs and Drug Control: An International Perspective (Anita Kalunta-Crumpton editor). Ashgate Publishing, pp.85-106, 2015.

“Topografias da Violencia: necropoder e governamentalidade espacial em Sao Paulo.” Revista do Departamento de Geografia, 22(2):14-37, 2011.

"On deaf ears: anti-black police terror, multiracial protest and white loyalty to the state." (Co-authored w/ Joao Costa Vargas). Identities 24(3): 254-274, 2017.
 
 “Rebellion in the Brazilian Graveyard: Our Dead have a Voice!” (Co-authored w/ Debora Silva). LASA Forum, 48(2):31-33, 2017

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Keisha N. Blain, Ph.D.

Keisha N. Blain, Ph.D.

 

History

Princeton University, 2014

 

After Dr. Blain completed her fellowship at the Africana Research Center, she went on to teach at the University of Iowa for two years before accepting a position at the University of Pittsburgh, where she currently teaches history (http://www.history.pitt.edu/people/keisha-n-blain). Her first book, Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom, was recently published by the University of Pennsylvania Press. She also recently co-edited a volume entitled New Perspectives on the Black Intellectual Tradition, which will be published by Northwestern University Press in fall 2018.  Dr. Blain has received several prestigious awards and fellowships, including a Ford Foundation postdoctoral fellowship and a research leave fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Most recently, she was appointed to the Organization of American Historians's Distinguished Lectureship Program. She currently serves as the president of the African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS) and as the senior editor of its award-winning blog Black Perspectives.  

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Cynthia R. Greenlee, Ph.D.

Cynthia R. Greenlee, Ph.D.

 

History

Duke University, 2014

 

During her fellowship year at the George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center and the ARC, Dr. Greenlee completed additional research on her manuscript, “Dangerous Childhood: Black Girls, the Law and the Rise of Segregation in South Carolina, 1880-1920,” and she will complete her manuscript by June. Dr. Greenlee currently has two journal articles under review and two in progress. She published several popular media articles about racial violence or reproductive history at American Prospect and RH Reality Check, including a piece about similarities between the cases of Emmett Till and Tamir Rice. She presented on a panel about gender and the carceral state at the National Women’s Studies Association annual conference in Puerto Rico, and she also helped organize a panel of physicians, historians and activists at the National Abortion Federation. In addition to those meetings, she presented preliminary findings from a future research project in a public webinar about African-American history and reproductive health care. In May, she will be one of a few emerging scholars invited to present new work before the Little Berks convening of women’s historians in Massachusetts. While on campus at Penn State, she participated in an African-American Studies forum about events in Ferguson, Missouri, and also discussed reproductive rights and justice with women’s studies students. Greenlee was also named to the board of the Institute of Southern Studies and to the William Holmes Award Committee of the Southern Historical Association. Dr. Greenlee is currently the Senior Editor at Rewire, a nonprofit daily online publication (https://rewire.news/author/cynthia-greenlee-donnell/). 

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Surya Parekh, Ph.D.

Surya Parekh, Ph.D.

 

History of Consciousness

University of California-Santa Cruz, 2013

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During Dr. Parekh’s fellowship year, he completed two articles for review and has two more in progress. He also completed much of the research for his book manuscript, titled, Black Enlightenment: Black Subjectivity, Indigeneity, and the Cosmopolitan. He was invited to present at the California Roundtable on Philosophy and Race at Marquette University and the Comparative Literature Luncheon Lecture Series at The Pennsylvania State University. He was also invited to talk to the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Buffalo and the English Department at the State University of New York, Binghamton.  In addition, Dr. Parekh proposed a plenary panel for the 2016 MLA, moderated a panel at the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, and participated in events sponsored by the Africana Research Center.  Dr. Parekh is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Binghamton University (https://www.binghamton.edu/english/faculty/profile.html?id=mparekh). 

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