Meet Our Concentrators!

Each year, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies hosts a number of concentrators with a diverse and fascinating array of interests.  These  students are definitely poised to make important contributions to the field. Find out more about them from their biographies below! 

Camisia Glasgow continues to call the twin islands of Trinidad and Tobago home, despite only having lived in one of them many years ago. She comes to Brown from Decatur, GA – a small city enclosed by Atlanta. Camisia frequently contemplates geographies, solidarities, and consciousness. As a double concentrator in Ethnic Studies and a Mellon Mays Fellow, she has spent most of her time at Brown thinking about identity formation, cultural citizenship, race and the black body in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean vis-a-vis local and transnational social movements, literatures, and music of the African diaspora and continent. She has been fortunate to spend some time thinking through some of the above in and as they apply to Buenos Aires, Argentina over the last couple years. Over the next few, she hopes to spend time in Venezuela and elsewhere in the Americas. She enjoys decolonial praxes, public art, languages, cooking, yoga, dance, and the sea.

Katherine Grusky 

Vi Mai

Grace Mason-Brown

Madeline Pesec is a double concentrator in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Public Health. She was accepted to Brown's Program in Liberal Medical Education and plans to pursue an MD after graduation. As a child, Madeline became interested in Latin America and has since had the opportunity to travel and research extensively. At Brown, she continues to pursue the influence of culture, language, and history on public health policy in the Americas. Areas of expertise include: the history of epilepsy in the Andes; viable solutions to maternal and infant mortality rates in Bolivia; emergency medicine in the socialized medical system of Guadalajara, Mexico; primary care in Cuzco, Peru; and HIV/AIDS prevention programs in Mexico City.  

Winnie Shao

Lorena Vazquez