Amira Lundy-Harris

BA Black Studies and Sexuality, Women’s & Gender Studies (2016), Amherst College

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Born and raised in Oakland, California, Amira received
his B.A. in Black Studies and Sexuality, Women’s &
Gender Studies from Amherst College. During his time at
Amherst, Amira worked extensively with campus
organizations involved in issues of racial, gender, and
LGBTQ justice. He led his campus’ Pride Alliance and
Black Women’s Group, and worked as a student staff
member at the Queer Resource Center. Amira has
presented on media representation of queer women of
color at several conferences including the Five College
Queer Gender and Sexuality Conference and the Women
of Color Conference at the University of Minnesota. His honors thesis, entitled “It’s Revolutionary To Connect With Love: Kinship, Extralegality, and Utopia in Trans Liberation Movements” used the case studies of Bash Back! and STAR to explore how queer and trans-identified people of color use kinship networks to create extralegal sites of resistance in order to seek justice for the interpersonal and structural violence they experience daily.