The Narrating the Puerto Rican Diaspora blog was created by Noella Richman and Megan Malloy, 2013-14 Americas Scholars. The blog features contributions by Noella and Megan as well as guest blog posts from other scholars.
The Americas Scholars Program brings together high-achieving students at Gallatin who are interested in matters related to the Americas—understood quite broadly to include the US, other parts of North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. Americas Scholars participate in academic seminars and cultural activities with Gallatin faculty members.
Throughout the academic year, Americas Scholars explore a particular theme through bi-weekly evening meetings. The majority of Americas Scholars activities will take place during this time, although some activities such as dinners and performances may occur at other times.
The Americas Scholars investigate their yearly theme by traveling as a group during January to an international or domestic location. Group members prepare a project based on their explorations and share it with the Gallatin community.
Details coming soon.
Selection for the Americas Scholars is based on the student's academic record at Gallatin, demonstrated commitment to civic engagement, and interest in the Americas (demonstrated through academic and extra-curricular pursuits). Qualified candidates are invited to apply during the end of the spring semester.
Once accepted to the program, Americas Scholars are expected to:
AS Faculty Mentor, 2014-15
Michael D. Dinwiddie’s teaching interests include cultural studies, African American theater history, dramatic writing, filmmaking and ragtime music. more>
AS Administrative Director
Amy Spellacy’s teaching and research interests include nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature, literature of the Americas, U.S. Latino/a literature, and transnational literary and cultural studies. more>
During the January 2014 trip to Puerto Rico, several scholars participated in a radio program hosted by Robert Rabin on Radio Vieques.