Erika Denise Edwards is an associate professor of Latin American History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She has recently published the book Hiding in Plain Sight: Black Women, the Law, and the Making of a White Argentine Republic which is a gendered analysis of black erasure and the construction of race in Argentina. It has won the 2021 Western Association of Women Historians Barbara “Penny” Kanner Book Award, 2020 Association of Black Woman Historians Letitia Woods Brown Book Prize, and named one of 2020 best books of Black history by Black Perspectives of AAIHS. Edwards has been interviewed and consulted by the World Bank, The Guardian, New York Review of Books, The New York Times, National Geographic, and La Voz del Interior. Edwards' research advocates for a re-learning of Argentina's black past and the origins of anti-blackness. Her advocacy extends to community engagement where she currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Latin Americans Working for Achievement (LAWA).