Meet Djamila Taís Ribeiro dos Santos

Djamila Taís Ribeiro dos Santos is a Brazilian feminist and academic. She is a researcher and master in Political Philosophy by the Federal University of São Paulo (Unifesp). She became known in the country for his activism on the internet. She began contact with militancy as a child. One of the great influences was the father, stevedore, militant and communist, a man who even with little formal study, was educated. The name Djamila, of African origin, was a choice of his.

At the age of 18, she became involved with the House of Culture of the Black Woman, a non-governmental organization from the state of São Paulo, and began to study topics related to gender and race.

She graduated in Philosophy from UNIFESP in 2012 and became a master in Political Philosophy at the same institution in 2015, with an emphasis on feminist theory. In 2005, She got a degree in Journalism.

Her main activities are in the following subjects: race and gender relations and feminism. She is an online columnist for CartaCapital, Black Bloggers, and Azmina Magazine and has a strong presence in the digital environment, believing that it is important to appropriate the internet as a tool in the militancy of black women, since, according to Djamila, “hegemonic media”

In May of 2016, She was named Assistant Secretary of Human Rights and Citizenship of the city of São Paulo during the administration of the mayor Fernando Haddad.

She wrote the preface to the book “Women, Race and Class” by the black and feminist philosopher Angela Davis, an unpublished work in Brazil that was translated and released in September 2015. She constantly participates in events, documentaries and other genres.

We are proud of her achievement and we name her Most Influential 100 Class of 2018 Humanitarian and Religious category.

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