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CLAS Affiliates named ISGRJ Early Career Faculty Fellows

Professors Matos, Zamora and Barragan were selected to hold a Early Career Faculty Fellowship by the the Rutgers institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice.

 Yesenia Barragan

Yesenia Barragan

Assistant Professor of History, Rutgers–New Brunswick

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Yesenia Barragan is a historian whose research examines the transnational history of race, slavery, and emancipation in Afro-Latin America and the African diaspora in the Americas. She earned her Ph.D. in history from Columbia University. She is a co-leader of the Slavery + Freedom Studies Working Group, an Interdisciplinary Seminar in Social Justice (ISSJ) at the institute.

  Omaris Zamora

Omaris Zamora

Assistant Professor of Latino and Caribbean Studies and Africana Studies, Rutgers–New Brunswick

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Omaris Zamora studies transnational Black Dominican women’s narratives. She earned her Ph.D. in Iberian and Latin American literatures and cultures at the University of Texas, Austin.