Visiting Research Associates


ALARI offers non-stipendiary fellowships (Visiting Research Associates) to exceptional scholars who are conducting research on Afro-Latin American Studies in any field. Research Associates may include doctoral, post-doctoral, and faculty.

By conducting research and engaging with faculty and students at ALARI and beyond, the Visiting Research Associates enrich the intellectual life of our Institute. In past years, the Visiting Research Associate  program has brought together a diverse set of people from academic and professional fields, and supported their studies related to the interdisciplinary field of Afro-Latin American Studies. The mission of the fellowship is to support and advance the field of Afro-Latin American Studies.


The ALARI Visiting Research Associates are expected to participate actively in all ALARI events, such as the monthly seminar series, conferences, workshops, and lectures, and to attend and present papers at other seminars relevant to their interests.


The ALARI Visiting Research Associates are courtesy appointments and does not offer a stipend. Office space will be offered on a case-by-case basis. Please note in your cover letter whether or not you would like to be considered for office space.


Applicants for the ALARI Research Associate fellowship should submit one complete copy of the following items:

  1. A cover letter with current email address, and phone number; please also list whether you are seeking a residential (office space) or non-residential fellowship; and desired fellowship term (full academic year, fall term only, spring term only, other to be discussed).
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. A description of the proposed project including the background, nature, importance, specific objectives, and methodology of the project, no longer than three pages (references do not count in the page limit.)
  4. If you require visa sponsorship, you will need to submit a proof of sufficient funds.
  5. One letter of recommendation addressed to the ALARI Research Associate Selection Committee

Applications must be received February 1 for a fellowship beginning in September of the same academic year. Complete applications for the 2022-2023 year must be emailed to with the subject "Research Fellowship Application."

Selection Process

Applications will be reviewed by a faculty selection committee, and awards will be announced in early April.

Notification Process

Applicants will be notified of the selection committee’s decisions via email in mid-April.


See also: Fellowships

Current Fellows

Mandy Izadi

2020-2021 ALARI Research Associate

Mandy Izadi's scholarship sits at the intersection of Indigenous history, African American history, and global history. Her current book project...

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Stephanie Noach

Stephanie Noach

Spring 2021 ALARI Fellow

Stéphanie Noach conducts research, writes, teaches and curates exhibitions. Her current research focuses on the dynamic relations between the dark, opaque...

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Rosemary Feal

Rosemary Feal

ALARI Resident Scholar
Rosemary G. Feal is Executive Director Emerita of the Modern Language Association, which she led from 2002 to 2017, and Professor Emerita of Spanish at the... Read more about Rosemary Feal
Bernd Reiter

Bernd Reiter

Fall 2020 ALARI Research Associate
Professor, University of South Florida
Director, Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean
Currently affiliated to Texas Tech University, the objective of his stay at ALARI is to create a compendium of the state of the art of Afro-Latin American... Read more about Bernd Reiter
Nohora Arrieta

Nohora Arrieta Fernandez

2020-2021 ALARI Research Associate
PhD Candidate in Latin American Literature and Cultural Studies, Georgetown University
CLS/Mellon Dissertation Completion fellow (2020-2021)
Nohora A. Arrieta Fernandez is a PhD candidate at Georgetown University and a ACLS/Mellon Dissertation Completion fellow (2020-2021). Her dissertation project... Read more about Nohora Arrieta Fernandez