Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Introducing 2022-2023 Interdisciplinary Opportunity Fellow: Mateo Díaz Choza

August 9, 2022

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We are excited to announce Mateo Díaz Choza has been selected to be the 2022-2023 Interdisciplinary Opportunity Fellow at CLACS. Mateo has a B.A. in Literature from Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos and is a PhD candidate in Hispanic Studies at Brown University. His main interests are 20th century and contemporary Latin-American literature, Global Sixties studies, utopian and revolutionary projects, and music in literature. Mateo will be working on the Mellon Sawyer Foundation Seminar on Migration, "Rethinking the Dynamic Interplay of Migration, Race and Ethnicity in the Caribbean and Latin America."

The Interdisciplinary Opportunity Fellowship aims to support advanced graduate students in the humanities and social sciences. This opportunity provides an enhanced context for advanced doctoral students, allowing them to engage in the activities of interdisciplinary Centers and Institutes at Brown. The fellowship is designed to embed students in a community of scholars, with professional development and research opportunities, in order to support students as they complete their degrees and launch their careers.

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) is able to host one fellow, in any humanities or social science discipline, whose dissertation is focused on Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinx communities around the world, and whose research and writing would benefit from being based in an interdisciplinary area studies center. This opportunity allows dissertating students to determine what academic experience would most benefit them - teaching an independent course on a Latin American or Caribbean topic, designing a workshop, etc. - and engage in it with mentorship and support from CLACS faculty and staff. 

Interested graduate students can find more infomration about the fellowship on our CLACS Gradute Opportunities page.