Jameelah Imani Morris is a PhD Candidate in Social and Cultural Anthropology at Stanford University. She received her B.A. in International Relations and Spanish from Tufts University and M.A. in Anthropology from Stanford University. Her research centers on anti-Black state violence, social movements, youth political cultures, and urban displacement across the Americas. Her current project is an interdisciplinary and ethnographic study investigating the impacts of state violence on Black communities, and responses to them, across generations in Colombia.



Post-fellowship placement: Assistant Professor of Sociology at Christopher Newport University (tenure-track)


This project is a critical ethnography focused on the experiences of a community in the Philippines known as the Black Amerasians (the progeny of African American servicemen and Filipina women). Employing a range of methodologies—including autoethnography, visual ethnography, and oral histories—the project is based on nine months of fieldwork centered on communities of Black Amerasians living near Angeles City and Olongapo City, home to two of the largest former American military bases and to the Philippines’ highest concentrations of Black Amerasians.


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