my name is Yuri, I am 31 years old, I was born and raised in São Paulo - Brazil. beyond academic production, i am an active researcher and educator of Acervo Bajubá, an LGBT+ community archive located in São Paulo.
i am a phd student in the feminist studies department of the university of california, santa barbara, where i am also a teaching assistant.
my research intererests are located in the gender and sexuality fields studies, and their intersections with race. methodologically, my research is situated in the fields of memory studies, oral history, archive studies and ethnography. since my arrival in the U.S., I have been increasingly engaging with Black Studies, Queer of Color Critique and Black Queer studies as epistemological lenses.
my MA dissertation was a memory study on the sex dissident social practices and spaces in the city of São Paulo (1970/1980), combining 6 testimonies, archive research and literature review. you can read it here.
lately, I have been learning to draw with coal and betting on other expression and communication methods. I also write poems and short texts in portuguese and spanish to express my feelings and desires as a queer person. you cand read them here.