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History of Race in the Americas: Exploring Racial Identity and Representation in Brazil May 10 – 24, 2019


The Overseas Studies & Scholarship Program thanks all the dedicated administrators, faculty, staff, students, and individuals who helped to make this program a success. Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies IU Communications Office of Overseas Study Office of the Provost & Executive Vice President Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) Anke Birkenmaier, Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese Bryan Pitts, Director, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs Lauren Robel, Provost and Executive Vice President, Indiana University Bloomington Kathleen Sideli, Associate Vice President, Office of Overseas Study Yolanda Treviño, Assistant Vice President, Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs James Wimbush, Vice President, Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs; Dean, the University Graduate School Maria Hamilton Abegunde, Director, The Graduate Mentoring Center Visiting Lecturer, Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies Carolyn Calloway-Thomas, Chair, Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies Yara Ferreira Clüver, Associate Director, Collins Living-Learning Center Andrea Siqueira, Lecturer, Department of International Studies Stephen Selka, Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies Nilzimar Vieira, PhD. Candidate, Department of Spanish and Portuguese Trip Leaders: Maria Hamilton Abegunde, Director, The Graduate Mentoring Center Visiting Lecturer, Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies Yara Ferreira Clüver, Associate Director, Collins Living-Learning Center Andrea Siqueira, Lecturer, Department of International Studies Nilzimar Vieira, PhD. Candidate, Department of Spanish and Portuguese Ochmaa D. Escue Director, Overseas Studies & Scholarship Program Office of Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs


Seventeen students from the Hudson and Holland Scholars Program, Groups Scholars Program, and 21st Century Scholars Program travelled to Brazil from May 10 through May 24, 2019 as part of the History of Race in the Americans: Exploring Racial Identity and Representation in Brazil study abroad course. During the trip, students traveled to Rio De Janeiro and Paraty exploring the multifaceted dimensions of race and racial identity in the Brazil with particular emphasis on Afro—Brazilians and the African Diaspora in Brazil. The trip included visits to historical and cultural sites, academic institutions, non-governmental organizations, and local communities. Students examined the causes and effects of Brazil’s complex past on contemporary society and consider race as both a social construct and as a lived experience in this fascinating part of the world.


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2019 Study Abroad Program to Brazil (IU OVPDEMA)  

Seventeen students from the Hudson and Holland Scholars Program, Groups Scholars Program, and 21st Century Scholars Program travelled to Bra...

2019 Study Abroad Program to Brazil (IU OVPDEMA)  

Seventeen students from the Hudson and Holland Scholars Program, Groups Scholars Program, and 21st Century Scholars Program travelled to Bra...

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