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Departmental Undergraduate Group

The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Departmental Undergraduate Group (DUG) is a student-run group focused on Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Brown. All students are welcome to attend and participate in the DUG regardless of concentration.

This year’s DUG leader is Adriana Rodriguez '21. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact her at adriana_rodriguez@brown.edu.

Adriana Rodriguez '21 is a junior concentrating in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Political Science from Teaneck, New Jersey. Her decision to concentrate in LACA arose from her interest in studying her own Puerto Rican and Dominican heritage - specifically the history of U.S. intervention and imperialism on the two islands, as well as in Latin America and the Caribbean more broadly. Adriana is currently working on her thesis, which addresses the question of how community care both radically/materially and ideologically disrupt colonial constructs, with a specific focus on Puerto Rican health activism in the diaspora and on the island. She is active at Brown with the Center for Students of Color, as co-President of Dominican Students @ Brown. She also participated in the Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad program in Havana, Cuba during the fall semester of 2019 and loves (can’t stop) talking about her experience there.