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Perspectives from the Field brings CLACS alumni from different eras to engage with current students and the NYU community at large. Moderated by CLACS Director, Professor Dylon Robbins, alumni will reflect on their research and personal experiences at CLACS and their professional journeys after. How does an interdisciplinary lens and expertise on Latin America and the Caribbean shape their work across multiple industries? Join us for this ongoing series and career-building opportunity.
For this session, we welcome back Amanda Alcantara (CLACS 2017) and Isabelia Herrera (CLACS 2021) to talk about their experiences as authors and journalists.
About the Speakers:
Amanda Alcántara (CLACS 2017) is a Dominican-American writer and journalist. She is the author of “Chula” (2019). Her creative writing and journalistic work has been featured in the anthology “Latinas: Struggles & Protests in 21st Century USA,” the poetry anthology "LatiNext" and several news publications. She is also a co-founder and previous editor of La Galería Magazine. Alcántara is a Libra who loves exploring nature and being close to the sea. She recently re-matriated to the Dominican Republic and launched the podcast Radio Místico, exploring all things myths and legends from a Caribbean perspective.
Isabelia Herrera (CLACS 2021) Born and raised in Chicago to Dominican parents, Isabelia Herrera is a music & culture critic based in Brooklyn. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology & Ethnic Studies from Barnard College and a master’s degree from NYU in Latin American & Caribbean Studies.
Isabelia writes about Caribbean, Latin American, and U.S. Latinx music and performance, with a special focus on electronic music, reggaeton, and hip-hop. Her work explores identity formation, femme aesthetics, and diasporic belonging. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Billboard, NPR, GQ, Pitchfork, and more.
She is currently an Arts Critic Fellow at The New York Times.
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