About the Institute

The NEH-funded Transnational Dialogues in Afro-Latin American and Afro-Latinx Studies Institute is a two-week, residential program at the University of Pittsburgh that runs from June 6-17, 2022. This professional development program is being offered for the first time and will convene higher education faculty from across the nation in order to deepen and enrich their understanding of blackness in Latin America and the Caribbean, these diasporic populations in the U.S., and their hemispheric connections involving race, ethnicity, and culture. Led by a team of experienced scholars, the Institute aims to enrich participants’ capacity for effective scholarship and teaching through lectures, curriculum development and proposed project workshops, and excursions.

Institutes are designed for a national audience of full- or part-time faculty who teach undergraduate students. The Transnational Dialogues Institute will accept 25 participants, including at least five non-tenured/non-tenure track faculty and up to three advanced graduate students. Applicants from HBCUs, HSIs, and tribal colleges are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants who accept an offer to participate are expected to remain during the entire two-week period of the program and to participate in its work on a full-time basis, as a condition of their $2,200 stipend. If a participant is obliged through special circumstances to depart before the end of the program, they shall receive only a pro rata share of the stipend or they must return the appropriate pro rata share of the stipend if the participant has already received the full stipend. Participants are also required to submit a evaluation of the Institute at its end.

The Transnational Dialogues Institutes is especially interested in applicants who seek to expand their understanding and curricular or scholarly application of Afro-Latin American and Afro-Latinx history and culture through the fields of Africana, American, Latinx, Latin American studies, or other related disciplines.

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