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Amaris Brown

Ph.D. Student in Africana Studies


Amaris D Brown is a third-year doctoral student in the Department of Africana Studies at Cornell University. Amaris’ research examines the interrelation of the body, sexuality, and time in black experimental literature, performance, and visual culture. Situated at the intersections of queer theory, literary and performance studies, psychoanalysis, and black feminism(s), her work addresses themes of sexual comportment, temporality, and the affective life of bondage in 20thand 21stcentury black cultural production. Amaris has been awarded fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the Institute for Comparative Modernities at Cornell University, the Mellon Collaborative Studies in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities, and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.


  • Africana Studies and Research Center