The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Graduate Program in Development have signed an exchange agreement with Universidad Nacional de San Martín (UNSAM) in Argentina. UNSAM is one of the best teaching and research universities in Argentina. Its social sciences and humanities departments have recruited some of the brightest young scholars in the country and the university also excels in the hard sciences. The UNSAM main campus is located in the municipality of San Martín, a suburb of Buenos Aires, and easily accessible by public transportation. UNSAM’s graduate programs are located in downtown Buenos Aires.
As part of this exchange, UNSAM has agreed to host Brown faculty and graduate students interested in conducting research in Argentina. Participating Brown scholars are expected to interact with UNSAM scholars and to present their work there. Participants in this exchange will have access to some of the best Argentine scholars in their fields. Brown scholars and students will finance their own travel and stay in Argentina, but UNSAM will provide Brown visiting scholars with access to office space, staff support, computers, and libraries.
The agreement with UNSAM began in early 2016 with exchanges of graduate students and faculty. During the Spring 2016 semester, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Graduate Program in Development hosted Professor of Political Science Jacqueline Behrend and graduate student Lucas Christel. In addition, Brown University Sociology Professor José Itzigsohn, Anthropology graduate student Lauren Deal, and Political Science graduate student Rachel Meade spent time at UNSAM. Cecilia Rocha and Ramiro Segura were selected as the UNSAM scholars who will visit Brown during 2017.
Brown faculty and graduate students interested in participating in this exchange should contact Prof. José Itzigsohn (Sociology, UNSAM Coordinator), Prof. Jessaca Leinaweaver (Anthropology, Director of CLACS), or Prof. Richard Snyder (Interim Director of GPD) for more information. The deadline is rolling, and expressions of interest are welcomed at any time.