Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Students Specialize in World Regions

May 26, 2010

Twenty-three undergraduates will receive degrees this year in area studies concentrations located at the Institute.

The graduating class of 16 students of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies have developed an interdisciplinary understanding of culture, history, and contemporary issues in Latin America.

The concentration in Latin American and Caribbean Studies provides the opportunity to use the methods of various disciplines and integrate different ways of knowing to study the social, political, economic, literary, and cultural factors defining the Latin American and Caribbean societies of today.

Susana Aho has won the William Gaston Premium Scholarship Award from the Center, and Marianna Faircloth and Yaa Sarpong have both graduated with honors.

Six seniors will graduate in Middle East Studies, an interdisciplinary undergraduate concentration that begins with the understanding of the region as an ideal site for considering the diversity and complexity of human interactions, along with the continuities and disruptions that such interactions involve in the long course of history.

In South Asian Studies, Sriram Subramanian has won a prize for excellence; she is the only senior graduating in this concentration in 2010.