Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Sarmiento Research Awards Announced

February 27, 2017

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies is proud to announce that it has awarded three research fellowships to graduate students through the Sarmiento Flexible Fund for Latin American Studies, which was established through the generous support of Alfredo C. Cassiet, M.D. and Maria-Elena Cassiet.

The fund can be used to support Brown University faculty, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduate students who engage in social science or humanities research on non-Caribbean Latin America south of Panama, focusing on the period after 1830. All recipients must be natives or residents of a Spanish-speaking country south of Panama (not including the Caribbean).

The three applicants selected for support in this year’s competition are Luis Achondo (Music), Nicolás Campisi (Hispanic Studies), and Miguel Rosas (Hispanic Studies). Achondo will perform ethnographic research in Buenos Aires, Argentina as part of his work on the intersection of music, sound, and violence in the cultural practices of Argentine soccer fans. Campisi will conduct research in Santiago, Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina on the cultural context in which contemporary literature is produced. Rosas will travel to Peru and Europe to explore the work of Peruvian intellectual Mariano de Rivero. These three scholars will share their research findings in Fall 2017 at the CLACS Graduate Student Research Showcase.

The Sarmiento Flexible Fund provides Latin American scholars at Brown a unique opportunity to return to their region to conduct work in the humanities or social sciences, thus enriching their projects. CLACS will publish a call for proposals for the 2018 Sarmiento Research Awards later this year. Brown faculty, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduate student who meet the above criteria are welcome to apply for up to $5,000 of support.