Amanda Pinheiro

Perry World House Postdoctoral Fellow

Amanda Pinheiro is an interdisciplinary scholar of the intersection of race, migration, and transnational policy. She investigates the human cost of racially charged migration deterrence policies and practices in the Americas, foregrounding race in global migration research and policymaking. Her current work is a multi-country ethnography that examines how migration policies, imbued with transnational anti-Black racism, displaced Haitians throughout the Americas in the last decade. Pinheiro holds a PhD in global studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara and an MA in Latin American and Latino studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to joining academia, she was an investigative reporter in her hometown of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.