Alysia Mann Carey

Alysia Mann Carey is a PhD Candidate in Political Science at the University of Chicago and a 2021-22 Pozen Human Rights Dissertation Fellow. Alysia is also a Pre-Doctoral Fellow at the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia. Her dissertation takes an ethnographic, community-engaged approach to studying state violence against Afro-descendant women in Brazil and Colombia, and how Black women are creating networks of support and leading movements that resist systems responsible for the violence against themselves, their care networks, and their communities. Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation and Fulbright-Hayes. Her article, “I felt the hand of the government in my womb’: Black Women, Police violence, and Intimacy in Brazil” won the 2019 NWSA Women of Color Caucus–Frontiers Student Essay Award.