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Transnational Dialogues in Afro-Latin American and Afro-Latinx Studies

Reid, Michele and Alfonso Wells, Shawn Michelle and Reid Andrews, George and Branche, Jerome and Garcia, Gina and Mantilla, Martha E. and Van Fossen Bravo, Luis (2020) Transnational Dialogues in Afro-Latin American and Afro-Latinx Studies. In: Pitt Momentum Fund 2020, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa. (Unpublished)

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"Throughout the Americas, a range of societal shifts have advanced the need for a more transnational framework for studying the hemisphere, particularly the population of African descent in Latin America and its diasporic communities. Notably, contemporary Latin America has witnessed an expansion of social movements and policies addressing race, gender, and citizenship. In the U.S., the Midwest has experienced a dramatic increase in Spanish-Caribbean populations – from 33 percent in Pennsylvania to 229 percent in Ohio (Pew Research Center, 2008). Building on the momentum of the Afro-Latin American and Afro-Latinx Studies Initiative (ALALS), funded by a Pitt Seed Project grant in 2018, Transnational Dialogues seeks to expand transnational, transregional, and interdisciplinary research, education, and programming at the core of the ALALS initiative. In addition, established relationships with scholars in the departments of History, Hispanic Languages and Literatures, Administrative and Policy Studies in Education, the Center for Latin American Studies, and Hillman Library, make this a highly collaborative endeavor.

Transnational Dialogues addresses all areas of the Plan for Pitt. Seven interrelated programs highlight the four key arenas: personalized and experiential education, curriculum development, professional development, and multidisciplinary collaboration and public engagement. The programs include a major conference, curriculum workshop, working group, and a professional development seminar abroad. These activities center scholarly exchange to foster research, educational excellence, foundational strength, and diversity. The experiential learning and personalized education programs include certificate concentrations, undergraduate summer research, and semester-long internships. Such opportunities promote academic engagement, diversity, inclusion, and global involvement. The overarching project positions the Dietrich School, the School of Education, the University Center for International Studies, and University Library System to engage in broad-scale and global research alliances that advance the mission of the University of Pittsburgh."


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Reid, Michelembr31@pitt.edumbr31
Alfonso Wells, Shawn Michellesmwst20@pitt.eduSMWST20
Reid Andrews, Georgereid1@pitt.edureid10000-0002-5510-2456
Branche, Jeromebranche@pitt.edubranche
Garcia, Ginaggarcia@pitt.eduggarcia0000-0002-6706-9200
Mantilla, Martha E.martham@pitt.eduMARTHAM0000-0002-8122-4318
Van Fossen Bravo, Luisbravo@pitt.edubravo
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Office of Sponsored Research > Pitt Momentum Fund
Date: 2020
Event Title: Pitt Momentum Fund 2020
Event Type: Other
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.18117/0qac-ed98
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Africana Studies
Refereed: No
Other ID: 3445
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2020 16:41
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2023 17:00


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