• Evelyn Autry
  • Evelyn Autry
  • Department(s):
    • Department: Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Research Interests: Latin American Studies, Peruvian Literature, Memory and Testimonial Studies, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Indigenous feminisms, Decolonial Thinking.
  • Degree: Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies and Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies from the University of Georgia (2020)


Evelyn Saavedra Autry is an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Emerging Voices Postdoctoral Fellow in WGSS for 2020-2021. She received her Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies and a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies from the University of Georgia. At Rutgers University, she will teach “Feminist Genealogies: Decolonial Thinking and Indigenous Feminisms”, a graduate course that contextualizes recent feminist/queer turns towards decoloniality in the Americas. She has been awarded the University of Georgia Dissertation Completion Award, University of Georgia Summer Doctoral Research Fellowship, Tinker Field Research Award, Nina Hellerstein Award, Graduate School Dean’s Award for Arts and Humanities, among others. She is currently working on her first monograph, Race, Gender, Violence, and Memory in Peruvian Narratives of the Andes, which offers an in-depth examination of the colonial mechanisms behind the objectification of Indigenous women in Peru. In an effort to add breadth to Andean studies, she examines a heterogenous body of texts that include conquest chronicles, foundational Indigenista works, popular Indigenous art, literature of Peru’s internal armed conflict, and prison writing from Andean women who belonged to the Shining Path.