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Sawyer Seminar '20/'21 Steering Committee Announced

February 17, 2021

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies is excited to announce the steering committee for the 2021-2022 Mellon Sawyer Seminar, "Rethinking the Dynamic Interplay of Migration, Race, and Ethnicity in the Caribbean and Latin America." 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.

The steering committee will be recommending participants from a range of nations, backgrounds, and disciplines to participate in the seminar. This year's committee includes:

Geri Augusto

Geri AugustoGerard Visiting Associate Professor of International & Public Affairs (IAPA) and Africana Studies. Director of Development Studies. Watson Institute Faculty Fellow. Faculty associate at Brown’s Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice (CSSJ, and affiliated with the Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) Program, as well as the Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies (POBS).

Lisa L Biggs, John Atwater and Diana Nelson Assistant Professor of Africana Studies

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Anthony Bogues, Lyn Crost Professor of Social Sciences and Critical Theory. Director of the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice. Specializations: Caribbean Studies

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Patricia Figueroa, Curator of Iberian and Latin American Collections.

Kate Goldman, Center Manager, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Leila Lehnen, Associate Professor of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, Chair of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies. Specializations: contemporary Brazilian and Latin American literature, the intersection between social justice and cultural production.

Maiyah Gamble-Rivers, Manager of Programs & Outreach, Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice

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Pablo Rodriguez, Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Specializations: Health care in the Dominican Republic.