• Belliard-Quiroga, Camila
  • 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 feminist, antiracist and decolonial researcher with a background in social anthropology. Her professional experience has centered on marginalized women and black communities in South America and the Caribbean from the perspective of transnational gender and sexuality studies grounded in the social sciences and the humanities.

She was awarded an International Fulbright Scholar Fellowship and is a Ph.D. candidate in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Rutgers-New Brunswick. Camila started her Gender Studies research at the University of Chile, working on various research projects focusing on rural women's genealogies and heritage and health. In 2013, she joined a research project around anti-black racism against migrants 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 Afro-Caribbean immigrant communities.

In the Dominican Republic, her work has included research and intervention in the areas of gender, education, and development, health in marginalized black and migrant communities, and Dominican-Haitian heritage, sexual reproductive rights, amongst others. Her dissertation folllows the life histories of Trans and Black women and their experiences of gendered and racial violence in the southeastern cane sugar and tourist provinces of San Pedro de Macoris and La Romana. 

In addition to her dissertation work, she has continued to collaborate with academic and nonprofit institutions in the DR such as OBMICA, CEG-INTEC, INSALUD and UNICEF.

Preferred Pronouns: She, her, hers


CLAS Research Award. Center for Latino and Caribbean Studies. Rutgers University. August 2018 & 2020.

Fulbright Faculty PhD Grantee. Fullbright Foreigner Scholar Program. Dominican Republic US Embassy, USA Office for Education and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. November, 2017-2019.

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