Area of emphasis: Race and Nation
Yuri (they/them) is a Graduate Student at the Feminist Studies Department, University of California, Santa Barbara, currently working as a Teaching Assistant within the department. Recently, they also were Research Assistant at the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies (Summer, 2023).
Yuri's academic pursuits revolve around the exploration of Latin American Sex/Gender Community-Based Archives for their PhD. They hold a BA in Public Policies Management from the University of São Paulo, a BA in Public Administration from the University of Vigo, and an RMSc in Social Psychology from the University of São Paulo.
Their research interests are situated in the following areas: Gender and Sexuality studies, Queer/Trans of Color Critique, Latin American Studies, Critical Race Theory and Black Studies. In addition to their academic roles, Yuri is an active member of Acervo Bajubá, an LGBT+ community archive in São Paulo. Within this vibrant community, they function as an educator, artist, and researcher, harnessing various modes of expression and inquiry to advance the archive's mission. Yuri's artistic endeavors include charcoal drawing, and they actively explore alternative research methodologies involving the arts and creative writing.