Anne-Marie Veillette

Postdoctoral Researcher


Anne-Marie Veillette (Ph.D. in Urban Studies, National Institute of Scientific Research 2022; M.A. in Political Science and Feminist Studies, the University of Quebec in Montreal, 2017, Canada) is a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Africana Studies and the Center for Latin American and Latinxs Studies, at the University of Pennsylvania.


Her Ph.D. research focused on urban transformations in Brazil, and more specifically in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, where she conducted research in 2016, 2018, and 2019. Building on feminist and Afro-diasporic epistemologies, her work’s main objective was to offer a microanalysis of urban transformations based on the embodied experiences and knowledge of women living in the favela. She accomplished this work thanks to the doctoral fellowships from the “Fonds de recherche société et culture du Gouvernement du Québec (2017) and the Canada Graduate Scholarship Joseph-Armand-Bombardier (2018-2021).


Her actual postdoctoral research seeks to conduct comparisons of women’s role in urban transformations throughout the Afro-Brazilian urban population. This research was granted a postdoctoral fellowship by the ‘Fonds de recherche société et culture du Gouvernement du Québec (2021-2023)’.