Keisha-Khan Y. Perry

Associate Professor of Africana Studies, Brown University
Event Speakers (Fall 2019)

Keisha-Khan Y. Perry is Associate Professor of Africana Studies at Brown University. Perry researches and writes on race, gender, and politics in the Americas, with a particular focus on black women's activism, urban geography, questions of citizenship, and the interrelationship between scholarship, pedagogy, and political engagement. She has conducted extensive research in Mexico, Jamaica, Belize, Brazil, Argentina, and the United States. Perry’s book, Black Women Against the Land Grab: The Fight for Racial Justice in Brazil (2013), which provides an ethnographic study of black women's activism in Brazilian cities, received the National Women's Studies Association’s Gloria Anzaldúa Book Prize in 2014. Perry was awarded the Howard R. Swearer Engaged Faculty Award for Research in 2019. She holds a PhD and an MA in Social Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin and a BS in Spanish and Women’s Studies from Georgetown University.