Doctoral candidate Gloria Angebelle (Gee) Yawson receives a prestigious Boren Fellowship

Gee has received a $27,335 award for her dissertation field research in Northeastern Brazil, titled “Reggaeir@ Sou Eu: Roots Reggae and the making of Race, Space and Black Identities in São Luis do Maranhão, Brazil.” The project will highlight the legal and constitutional question of policing practices that target particular black cultural spaces, by combining archival legal research with ethnographic techniques and language study. Boren Fellowships are funded by the National Security Education Program. Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education."