Carolyn Watson

Historian
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Carolyn Watson is a historian of modern Latin America whose research focuses on race, gender and nation.  She earned her Ph.D. from the Unviersity of New Mexico in 2009 and taught at the Universidad ARCIS in Santiago, Chile from 2010 to 2013. Carolyn's current research analyses how adepts to Ocha-Ifá, or Santería, challenged and accommodated specific aspects of racial and gender discrimination in twentieth century Cuba.  A second project studies the population of African descendants in Arica, northern Chile following the Guerra del Pacífico (1879-1883).

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization: Cuba, Chile, Peru

Keywords: race, gender, sexuality, nation, religion, African descendants