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Daniel McDonald to Join CLACS through Interdisciplinary Opportunity

April 5, 2019

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at Brown University is pleased to announce that Daniel McDonald has been selected for an Interdisciplinary Opportunity at CLACS for the academic year 2019-20 through the Graduate School’s Interdisciplinary Opportunity Program. 

This program aims to offer advanced graduate students in the Humanities and Social Sciences new professional development opportunities and support as they complete their dissertations. These opportunities provide an enhanced context for advanced doctoral students, allowing them to participate actively in the activities of interdisciplinary Centers and Institutes at Brown

Daniel's dissertation project “Peripheral Citizenship: The Popular Politics of Rights, Welfare, and Health in São Paulo, 1970-1994,” examines grassroots movements and the popular politics of citizenship rights and welfare in São Paulo’s urban periphery during Brazil’s transition from authoritarian (1964-85) to democratic rule.

McDonald will teach a LACA course during the spring semester of 2020 on "Cities in Modern Latin America," co-organize a conference on new approaches to welfare and citizenship with CLACS Faculty Affiliate Daniel Rodriguez, and offer a presentation on his work as part of the CLACS lecture series. 

Welcome, Daniel!