Professor, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Department: Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures
Academic Year: 2021-2022
Camila Daniel is an activist-researcher in Anthropology from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Her research focuses on racial identities, inter-ethnic relations, dance, and immigration in Brazil, Peru, and the US. She has worked as a tenured professor at Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ) since 2010. In 2019, Camila was a visiting researcher at New York University’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) funded by the Fulbright Commission. As a Fulbrighter, Camila conducted a collaborative work about the anti-racism activism of two art collectives from the Bronx and Baltimore. In 2016, Camila was a postdoctoral fellow at Morgan State University, Baltimore. Holding a PhD in Social Sciences from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Camila is the founder of Encontro Brasil-Peru (2012, 2014, and 2019) and Seminário Internacional Latino-Afro Hispânico (SEMILLAH) (2018). She has published and presented papers in journals and conferences in Brazil, the United States, Peru, Colombia, Portugal, Argentina and Chile. Her paper “When I discovered I was índia”: racialization processes in the migratory experiences of Peruvians in Rio Janeiro” was recently published in Virtual Brazilian Anthropology journal. Camila is an associate researcher of Núcleo de Estudos Migratórios (NIEM) and UFRRJ’s Laboratório de Estudos Afrobrasileiros e Indígenas (LEAFRO). She is also part of Aguasalá Danzas Afrolatinas, a transnational feminist dance collective.