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CLACS-Mellon Sawyer Fellowships

May 2, 2018

The CLACS-Mellon Sawyer Seminar is pleased to announce the winners of its research fellowships. The two winners are Violet Cavicchi (Ethnomusicology) and Lauren Deal (Anthropology). Cavicchi is a doctoral student at Brown investigating the workings of Andean music technoculture. Through her research with Quechua-speaking musicians in the Andes, Cavicchi has learned how people negotiate the fraught categories of race and indigeneity with a wide assortment of tools and techniques. Deal is an Anthropology doctoral student examining ideas of race, indigeneity, and identity in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She analyzes how ideas of mestizaje, appropriation, and decolonization are at work in this city, and hopes to understand how whiteness operates in the Latin American context.

Cavicchi and Deal will collaborate with a postdoctoral fellow to coordinate workshops and other related events, design and plan graduate and undergraduate student involvement in the Sawyer Seminar, and community outreach. 

For more complete information, check out the Brown Graduate School piece here: https://www.brown.edu/academics/gradschool/about/newsletter/congratulations-fellowship-winners