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2018-2019 Undergraduate Fellows Program

June 27, 2018

CLACS Undergraduate Fellows Program

Application Deadline: August 1, 2018

 The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) Undergraduate Fellows Program is continuing for its fourth year for the Academic Year 2018-2019. The Fellows Program allows Brown undergraduate students with an interest in Latin America and the Caribbean to explore in-depth opportunities to work in/on the region. Becoming a CLACS fellow is a great way to engage with other students interested in the region, collectively explore pressing issues facing the region, and receive access to CLACS funding opportunities and mentorship. CLACS Fellows have a broad range of interests, backgrounds, and disciplines. In other words, you do not need to be a LACA concentrator to be a Fellow. The Fellows Program is open to any concentration provided you have a demonstrated interest in Latin America or the Caribbean.

The Fellows Program this year will provide a unique opportunity for Brown undergraduate students with a focus on Latin America and the Caribbean to engage in the Sawyer Seminar series of special programs and events around the theme Race and Indigeneity in the Americas. The goal of the initiative is to radically shift how we think about racialization—the ascribing of ethnic or racial identities—in North and South America by examining it through an interdisciplinary, comparative lens. CLACS Fellows will choose one of the scheduled Sawyer Seminar projects that reflects their research interests. The fellows will work in conjunction with coordinating faculty, graduate students, and staff to help plan and execute the event. Sawyer Seminar events include research workshops, museum exhibits, a graduate student symposium, literary, music, and artistic events.

Two CLACS Undergraduate Fellow positions are available and notification of decisions will be made by August 15th. Interested applicants should apply here.