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CLACS Welcomes Sawyer Seminar Graduate Proctors

May 11, 2021

CLACS Sawyer Seminar Proctorships

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies has selected two students to receive one-year graduate fellowships on 2021-2022 Mellon Sawyer Seminar Rethinking the Dynamic Interplay of Migration, Race, and Ethnicity in the Caribbean and Latin America supported by a Mellon Sawyer Seminar.

The Seminar, which will include periodic workshops, performances, exhibits, and other events during AY2021-2022, explores the dynamic interplay of migration, race, and ethnicity in the region. 

Please join us in welcoming Alexandria Miller and Karyn Mota to CLACS!

Alexandria Miller is a doctoral student in the Department of Africana Studies at Brown University. She earned a B.A. with distinction in African & African American Studies and History from Duke University in 2017, where she served on the Student Project Team of the SNCC Digital Gateway Project. Her research interests include social movements, Black Feminism, Caribbean performance art and music, and Afro-Jamaican women’s protest. Her current research explores the history of Jamaican reggae and contemporary music culture and activism. She was selected as one of the 30 Under 30 Caribbean American Emerging Leaders by the Institute of Caribbean Studies in 2018.

Karyn Mota is a Brazilian journalist, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies at Brown University, and she is also pursuing a Master's degree in the Department of Africana Studies through the Open Graduate Education Program. She completed the Certificate in Afro-Latin American Studies offered by the Afro-Latin American Research Institute at the Hutchins Center, Harvard University. Mota holds a Master’s degree in Communications from the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro - PUC-Rio (Brazil) with the dissertation Clarice Lispector in the Digital Era: the Appropriation of the Writer on the Web (2018). She was a Visiting Research Fellow at Brown University, at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and at Université Paris 8 Vincennes - Saint Denis. Her research interests include Contemporary Brazilian Literature, Afro-Latin American Studies, the Life and Works of Clarice Lispector, and Digital Humanities. She has forthcoming articles in the volume After Clarice: Reading Lispector’s Legacy in the Twenty-First Century (Legenda, 2021) and in the volume El Arte de Pensar Sin Riesgos: 100 años de Clarice Lispector (Corregidor, 2021).