Ph.D. Student Profiles

Belliard-Quiroga, Camila

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  • Research Interests: Caribbean Diasporas and Migration; Black Caribbean Studies; Blackness and Racism; Structural violence; Black Feminisms, Racialization and embodiment, Resilience and Self-Making, Spirituality and mental Health, Decolonial and Feminist Research Methodologies.
  • Education: 2015. Professional Tittle in Social Anthropology, University of Chile 2012. BA in Social Anthropology, University of Chile
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Camila María Belliard is a Dominican and Chilean Social Anthropologist and a feminist, antiracist and decolonial researcher. Her main professional and personal experience has been focused in gender, race, and migration studies in the south America and the Caribbean.

Camila started working with Gender Studies research at Universidad de Chile, working with women in rural and urban areas in various research projects focusing on rural women’s genealogies and heritage, gender nutrition and mental health. After this experience, in 2013 she joined the team of an important research project around anti-black racism in Chile, where she researched the intersections of gender, sexuality and race in the experience of black Caribbean migrants. Her work substantively contributed to the study of processes of racialization between Chileans and the AfroCaribbean migrant community, with a special focus on sexual commerce sphere and afro-Caribbean identities.

In the Dominican Republic, her work was mainly on gender and education development through consultancy work at INTEC and UNIBE, Universities, she also worked as an instructor for undergraduate introduction courses on gender and migration. Moreover, she directed a research project on memory, heritage and afro-Caribbean cultural traditions within Bateyes (Dominican-Haitian marginalized communities) and further continued to work with gendered and racial violence experienced by Dominican-Haitian women in bateyan communities.

Presently, in addition to her dissertation work, she continues to collaborate as an associated researcher and scholar at OBMICA (Migration in the Caribbean Observatory) and the CEG-INTEC

Preferred Pronouns: She, her, hers


2020, CLAS Research Award. Rutgers University

2018, CLAS Research Award. Rutgers University

2017-2019. Fulbright Scholar Grantee from the Dominican Republic, Department of State USA

2014, Research Dissertation Thesis. FONDECYT – Santiago, Chile

Selected Publications

"Dominican Women in the South" Racism and sexism in Afro-Caribbean immigrants in Chile” in Book “(Des)Orden de Género: Sexual politics of gender in Chile”, Edited by Dr. Pavez, CRANN Editions. Santiago, Chile, 2016.

"Afro-Caribbean identities in Chile: racialization and sexualization in everyday life", in the book "Racism: the skin as a mark of immigration", Edited by Dr. Tijoux. Editorial Universitaria Editions. Santiago, Chile, 2015