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CLACS Welcomes 2021-2022 Cogut Visiting Professors

July 15, 2021

The Craig M. Cogut Visiting Professorship in Latin American and Caribbean Studies brings leading scholars from Latin America and the Caribbean to teach and conduct research at Brown University. Visiting Professors are based at the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and teach one undergraduate course on Latin America per semester, advise undergraduate and graduate student theses, and give presentations in Center or affiliated departmental colloquia.

This year, CLACS will welcome three Cogut Visiting Professors during the 2021-2022 academic year.

Lucila Nejamkis, of Argentina, is currently a Researcher in the Technological and Scientific Research National Council (CONICET), an Associate Professor at Arturo Jauretche National University, and an Associate Researcher at IDAES (National University of San Martin, UNSAM), where she co-directs a Migration Studies center. Her work focuses on migration in Argentina and MERCOSUR through a variety of frameworks dealing with public policy, the state, nationality, citizenship, and human rights. She will be a Cogut Visiting Professor at CLACS for the entire 2021-2022 academic year.

Kamala Kempadoo, of Guyana/Barbados, is a sociologist and Professor in the Department of Social Sciences at York University, Canada. She teaches Caribbean Studies, Black Radical and Black Feminist Thought, Sex Work Studies, and Critical Antitrafficking Studies and has published extensively on the Caribbean sex trade and global anti-trafficking discourses. She s currently working on a new book on racism, coloniality and anti-trafficking with Brown professor, Dr. Elena Shih. She was the Cogut Visiting Professor at CLACS for spring 2021 and will again be visiting in the spring 2022 semester.

Finally, Haroldo Dilla Alfonso, of Cuba, is a historian and sociologist who currently works as a tenured professor and director of the Institute of International Studies (INTE) of Arturo Prat University in Chile. He also currently directs the Fondecyt 1190133 on urban port intermediation in Arica. His work focuses on the Dominican-Haitian border, Haitian migration in the Caribbean, comparative studies in the Spanish-speaking Caribbean, and the economic and societal dynamics of the Tacna/Arica cross-border region. He will be a Cogut Visiting Professor at CLACS for the spring 2022 semester.