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.
Read about our 2021 CERF Fellows
Denisa Jashari, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Latin American History at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. She holds MAs in Latin American studies and history from Indiana University, where she received a PhD in Latin American history in 2020. Her research interests include modern Latin America, urban history, political culture, social movements, the Cold War, and oral history and memory.
Project Title: “Latin American Riots, Rebellions, and Revolutions”
Corinna Zeltsman, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Ga., where she teaches courses on Latin American and World History. She holds a PhD in History from Duke University. Her research examines the entangled history of print and politics in 19th-century Mexico, focusing on the material practices, communities, and political and social negotiations that shaped print production and press freedom. She also uses her training as a letterpress printer to examine print materials from a unique perspective.
Project Title: “The Politics of Archives in Latin America & the Caribbean”