Black-Afro-Mexican Women in the Afro-Descendant Political Movement: a Genealogy


  • Itza Amanda Varela Huerta CIESAS-Pacífico Sur


feminism, afrolatinamerican, activism, ethnicities, identities


The main objective of this article is to give an account of how the first wave of political representation of black-Afro-Mexican women was formed within the political movement in the Costa Chica of Oaxaca (Mexico) at the beginning of the 21st century and what are their different positions policies in addition to the production of situated knowledge (Haraway, 1991). For this reason, I use field work that includes semi-structured interviews with seven black or Afro-Mexican women activists from the Costa Chica of Oaxaca, attending political events related to the movement, stays in the region as well as cabinet research between August of 2018 and July 2019. I also start from the notion of Foucault's genealogy (microphysics of power, 1979) to theoretically structure this text that will take up elements of feminist anthropology, decolonial, color and postcolonial feminisms to insert the debate on the political participation of black-Afro-Mexican women.



How to Cite

Varela Huerta, I. A. (2021). Black-Afro-Mexican Women in the Afro-Descendant Political Movement: a Genealogy. A Contracorriente: Una Revista De Estudios Latinoamericanos, 19(1), 190–208. Retrieved from



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