Ph.D. Student in Africana Studies
Amaris is a doctoral candidate in the department of Africana Studies with a concentration in Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Her research explores the relationship between psychic terror, social disposability, and grammars of disappearance in African Diasporic literary and visual culture. She works at the intersections of narrative fiction, psychoanalysis, aesthetic theory, and black feminisms.
Amaris has been awarded fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the Institute for Comparative Modernities at Cornell, the Mellon Collaborative Studies in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities, and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. She has participated in the Whitney Independent Study as a critical writing fellow.