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Iris Viveros Avendaño

Iris C. Viveros Avendaño was born and raised in Mexico. She is a Ph.D. student and a McNair Scholar whose academic interests emphasize the integration of third world feminist approaches to the analysis of colonial legacies and projects in present-day systems of violence. To this effect, she focuses on the role of social structures and state-mediated technologies of power and domination in perpetuating violence against Afroindigenous [descent] women. In addition, Iris’s scholarly work focuses on the connection between polyrhythmic collective music making and practices of resistance, recovery, and healing from trauma.