Keisha-Khan Perry




Feminist anthropologist and political activist, Perry’s research focuses on urban social movements against the violence of forced displacement. She is the author of the prize-winning book, Black Women against the Land Grab: The Fight for Racial Justice in Brazil (University of Minnesota Press, 2013), an ethnographic study of black women’s activism for housing and land rights in the northeastern Brazilian city of Salvador. With an emphasis on the United States, Jamaica, and Brazil, she continues to write on issues of black land ownership and loss and the related gendered racial logics of black dispossession in the African diaspora. She recently served on the Latin American Studies Association delegation to investigate the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.


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“The job of the writer is to make revolution irresistible.”
- Toni Cade Bambara

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