Alysia Mann Carey is a doctoral student at the University of Chicago. Born in Madison, WI, she earned a BA in Spanish Languages and Literature, Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies and Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She then received an MA in Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin with a certificate in Women and Gender's Studies.

Her fields of interests include Comparative Politics and Political Theory with an emphasis on transnational feminism, immigration, identity politics, race and politics, black feminist theory, and gender violence in Latin America. Her research deals with understanding state and interpersonal forms of violence in the lives of Black/Afro and Haitian descendant women in Brazil and Dominican Republic, specifically.