Belliard-Quiroga, Camila

Email: mailto:camila.belliardq@rutgers.edu
Research Interests: Decolonial Latinxs Caribbean Studies; Racism and the Nation-State; Black Feminism theories; Sexual Tourism; Caribbean Diaspora Identities; Migration and Borders; Sexual Trafficking; Gender based Violence; Dance and performance studies; Anticolonial spirituality/medicine. antiracist and decolonial researcher. Her main work and experience has been focused in gender/race/migration studies and in the studies of decolonial expressions of resistance of afrocaribbean subalternities such as dance, performance and medicine/spirituality.
Education: 2015. Professional Tittle in Social Anthropology, University of Chile 2012. BA in Social Anthropology, University of Chile

Bio

Camila Belliard-Quiroga is a Dominican/Chilean Social Anthropologist and a feminist antiracist and decolonial researcher. Her main work and experience has been focused in gender/race/migration studies and in the studies of decolonial expressions of resistance of afrocaribbean subalternities such as dance, performance and medicine/spirituality.

Camila started working with Women’s and 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, she substantively contributed to a major research project involving Racism in Chile, where she researched intersections of gender, sexuality and race experienced in the migratory context. Furthermore, she works with sexual commerce sphere and afro-Caribbean identities. She then moved back to the Dominican Republic, and worked mainly on gender and education development through two renowned Universities. INTEC and UNIBE, where she also was an instructor in gender and migration courses. Furthermore, she implemented a research project abut history, heritage and culture within Bateyes in afro-Haitian communities with MUDHA (Movement of Haitian Dominican Women).

She collaborates as an associated researcher in OBMICA (Migration in the Caribbean Observatory), where she has worked with trafficking and exploitation of women In the DR. Parallel to this, she maintains activist with work in sexual reproductive rights, decolonial spirituality, natural gynecology, and antiracism in the DR.

Fellowships/Grants/Awards

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