In support of her research in Latin American Studies/Black Studies
Programs aim to tackle barriers women face in education
WASHINGTON — The American Association of University Women (AAUW) awarded a 2019–20 American fellowship to Roosbelinda Cárdenas, assistant professor of Latin American studies and anthropology at Hampshire College, in support of her research in Latin American Studies/Black Studies. Her book project, Raising Two Fists: Struggles for Black Citizenship in Colombia, is a historically grounded ethnography of Afro-Colombian mobilization after the multicultural turn that swept Latin America in the 1990s. Cárdenas's teaching and research focus on identity and rights for Afro-descendants in Latin America and social theories of race and racism, social movements, place and displacement, and human rights.
Recipients of AAUW fellowships and grants pursue academic work and lead innovative community projects to empower women and girls.
The AAUW is one of the world’s oldest leading supporters of graduate women’s education, and empowers women and girls through research, education, and advocacy. Its nonpartisan, nonprofit organization has more than 170,000 members and supporters across the United States, as well as 1,000 local branches and more than 800 college and university members. www.aauw.org.
Since 1888, it has awarded more than $115 million in fellowships, grants and awards to 13,000 recipients from more than 145 countries. For the 2019–20 academic year, AAUW awarded more than $4 million in fellowships and grants to roughly 260 scholars, research projects and programs promoting education and equity for women and girls. To find out more about this year’s class of awardees, visit the online directory.