Antônia Gabriela Pereira

Antônia Gabriela Pereira

Coordinator at "Biblioteca e Centro Cultural Preto Casa Futuro," Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Spring 2023: Mark Claster Mamolen Fellow
Antônia Gabriela Araújo

Antonia Gabriela Pereira has a doctorate in Social Anthropology from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ/Museu Nacional). Her interests include racial justice, self-defense, racial stereotypes, racialization, feminization, and hypersexualization of young black women in Brazil.

She is the founder of the Black Library of Ceará, Casa Futuro. An artist, poet, and writer, Antonia Gabriela Pereira received a full scholarship in 2020 to present her performance Erotic Autonomy at the II Black Women of the Future Workshop, organized Black Quantum Futurism Afro-Futurist Collective in Philadelphia.

For the fellowship project,  Pereira will be at work on the book Being Strong in Black Diaspora: Black Women's Bodies, Racial Violence, and Community Activism of Black Fighter Boxer Girls in Latin America and the Caribbean.