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Emily Masucci

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  • Title: Graduate Student
  • Office: Condon Hall 366 Yellow
  • Adviser: Lynn Stephen
  • Interests: Diverse feminisms, subaltern women's organizing, gender-based violence, state/colonial violence, Brazil, Latin America


M.A., Anthropology, University of Oregon (2018)

B.A., Anthropology, University of Maryland, College Park (2016)

Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) (2014-2015)

Focus Area

Cultural Anthropology


Emily’s current research documents low-income women’s everyday experiences of gender-based violence and differential access to justice in urban Brazil, examining how historic patterns of state-sponsored misogyny, exploitation, and racism render state juridical institutions contradictory spaces of safety and vulnerability. 

Emily's MA research focused on indigenous women’s organizing in Amazonas, Brazil. Her work speaks to the diverse feminisms and alternative epistemologies of activism that characterize organizations and social movements led by indigenous women in Brazil. More broadly, her research explored the ways in which ethnic identities and strategies of organizing are shaped by shifts in gendered roles in local political economies in Latin America. Emily has worked primarily with indigenous peoples native to northern Brazil, including: Tukano, Dessana, Wanana, Piratapuia, Arapaso, Tariana, Tuyuka, Baré, Miriti-Tapuia, and Karapanã, and Kayapó peoples.