Urbana, IL 61801
Breanna Escamilla is a doctoral candidate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She earned her B.A in Anthropology with a double minor in African American and African Studies and Chicanx/Latinx Studies at Michigan State University in 2018.
Her current research interest seeks to understand the ways in which queer latinas utilize social media spaces for purposes of self-making and cultural production. She is also pursuing graduate minors in Latino/a/x Studies and Queer Studies from the Department of Latino/a Studies and Gender and Women's Studies.
Women of Color Feminisms, Gender/Sexuality, Race/Ethnicity, Digital Ethnography, Ethics, Media and Culture, Chicanx/Latinx Studies, and Popular Culture
PhD Anthropology | In Progress
Graduate Minor in Latina/Latino Studies
Graduate Minor in Queer Studies
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology | Received May 2018
Minor in African American and African Studies
Minor in Chicano/Latino Studies
Michigan State University
Awards and Honors
2018 – 2023
Graduate College Fellowship. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Humanities Without Walls Summer Bridge Experience. Humanities Research Institute, Graduate College of Illinois, and We CU. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Lambda Theta Alpha Foundation Scholar
National Humanities Without Walls Pre-Doctoral Career Diversity Workshop Fellowship. Humanities Research Institute. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Summer Research Award. Department of Anthropology. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
TA for ANTH 270, Language in Culture.
TA for ANTH 103, Anthropology in a Changing World.
TA for ANTH 101, Introduction to Anthropology.