Omaris Z. Zamora, Ph.D.
LCS and Africana Studies
Office Room: A-254, Lucy Stone Hall, Livingston Campus
Dr. Omaris Z. Zamora is a transnational Black Dominican Studies scholar. Her research interests include: Black and Latino Studies, transnational Hispanic Caribbean cultural production as they relate to race, gender, and sexuality. Her current book project tentatively titled, AfroLatina (Trance)formations: Poetics of Black Embodied Archives and Feminist Epistemologies engages the theoretical formation of AfroLatina feminist epistemologies through an analysis of transnational Dominican women’s narratives in literature, performance, and social media. Zamora has presented her research at several conferences, lectures, and roundtables. Her work has been published in Latinx Talk and Label Me Latina/o, among others and she has been featured on NPR's Alt.Latino podcast episode "Reggaeton in the Age of #MeToo". Dr. Zamora is a spoken-word poet and she fuses her poetry with her scholarly work as a way of contributing to a black poetic approach to literature and cultural studies.