Felicity Amaya Schaeffer

Felicity Amaya Schaeffer is Chair of the Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Department as well as the Peggy and Jack Baskin Endowed Chair of the Feminist Studies Department and Chair of the Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Department. Her research and teaching interests include: Latinx and Indigenous decolonial studies; migration and border studies; and feminist and critical race STS (Science and Technology Studies). Her first book, Love and Empire: Cybermarriage and Citizenship Across the Americas (2013), follows Internet-mediated marriages across the United States, Colombia, and Mexico alongside neo-colonial fantasies of racial and gendered differences across borders. Her second book, Unsettled Borders: The Militarized Surveillance on Sacred Indigenous Land (2021) re-maps the virtual border war alongside the ongoing settler colonial war with Indigenous peoples. She was also one of the editors of the Anthology titled, Precarity & Belonging: Labor, Migration, and Noncitizenship (Rutgers 2021) and has published articles in a variety of international journals in Mexico, France, and Brazil. In December of 2022, she participated as a UN Expert Seminar Participant on the Impact of Militarization on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Geneva, Switzerland.