Maria Victória Ribeiro Ruy (she/ella/ela), or Mavi, is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley, where she is a recipient of the Berkeley Fellowship and the Magistretti Fellowship. Mavi comes from Curitiba, Brazil, the ancestral and unceded land of the Mbya Guarani and the Kaingang. She is the granddaughter of Chinese immigrants, and received her undergraduate and master degrees in History from Universidade Federal do Paraná. Her 2022 master thesis is titled Diaspora’s children: narratives from the second generation of Chinese immigration to Curitiba. Mavi is a member of Coletivo Dinamene (an Asian Brazilian collective) and of Tusanaje – Descendientes chinos por el mundo.
She is broadly interested in the racialization processes of Asian Brazilians, and how they’re positioned in relation to Anti-Black racism.
Filhas e filhos da diáspora: narrativas da segunda geração da imigração chinesa a Curitiba (M.A. thesis/Portuguese)
Segunda geração ontem e hoje: continuidades e transformações nas experiências sino-brasileiras (Article/Portuguese)