Amber M. Henry earned a Ph.D. in Anthropology and Africana Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Latin American & Caribbean studies from Rutgers University. Her research interrogates women’s activism, embodied forms of placemaking, and Black & Indigenous critiques of sovereignty in Latin America. Her current project, which explores how Afro-Colombian women mobilize traditions of marronage to envision lifeworlds beyond the Colombian nation-state, draws upon documentary film, archival research, and over a decade of ethnographic engagement with women from the maroon community of San Basilio de Palenque. Amber’s work has been supported by research & writing fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation, the American Association of University Women, the Center for Experimental Ethnography at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Afro-Latin American Research Institute at Harvard University.  

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Post-Doctoral Fellow
University of Pennsylvania
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Fugitive Self-Making: Palenquera Women and Marronage in the Colombian Caribbean