Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
CLACS

Adriana Rodriguez

Student Assistant

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.