2020-21 CLACS Fellows

Congratulations to the three recently selected CLACS Fellows who will contribute to scholarly exchanges on the theme, Latin American and the Caribbean in Times of Crisis.  In addition to their own individual research projects, each Fellow will co-plan public engagement activities with CLACS:

Simone Ferro (Dance, Peck School of the Arts):  “Quilombo Women: Race, Gender, and Social Justice in Afro-Brazilian Rituals and Popular Culture during the pandemic: An investigation of rituals, the matriarchal imprint on ancestral history, and familial ties with religion and popular culture in Brazil’s Northeastern State of Maranhão”

Gladys Mitchell-Walthour (African & African Diaspora Studies, College of Letters and Science):  “Black Brazilian Women’s Use of Digital Media for Social Justice during the Covid-19 Crisis”

Dante Salto (Administrative Leadership, School of Education):  “Accelerating the Crisis of (Private) Higher Education in Latin America? Policy Approaches and Institutional Responses to Covid-19 Challenges”