photo of Duke LibraryThe UNC-Duke Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies is pleased to invite applications for the 2023 College Educators Research Fellowship.

The UNC and Duke Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, with funds from the U.S. Department of Education, provides college educators the opportunity to work as visiting research scholars with the Latin American and Caribbean library collections at Duke and UNC. Fellows are chosen in a competition targeting regional faculty from institutions of higher education in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic, with preference for regular faculty from community colleges and HBCUs. The project must have a clear focus on Latin America or the Caribbean. Priority is given to proposals that create a new course or add substantial content to an existing course at the applicant’s institution. More details can be found on the eligibility and application link.

CERF Eligibility and Application


Read about our 2022 CERF Fellows

René Ibarra, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Spanish at Campbell University. His research interests include second language acquisition and pedagogy in Spanish as well as the Mexican novel. He holds a MA on Romance Languages from Texas Tech University where he received a PhD on Contemporary Latin American Literature. He teaches courses on Latin American Popular Cultures (in Spanish and English), Latin American Civilization, Spanish conversation and composition, as well as elementary Spanish courses.

Project Title: “Latin American Popular Cultures in the Conversation and Composition Courses.

Federico Pous, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Spanish at Elon University, N.C. He received his PhD in Spanish from the University of Michigan in 2014 and joined Elon that same year. His teaching and research focus on contemporary Latin American cultural and political dilemmas such as the politics of memory, human rights, immigration issues and contemporary social movements.

Project Title: “Political Displacements: The Journey of Latin American Children Migrants in the U.S.”