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Jeanette Charles

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Email    jeanettecharles@g.ucla.edu
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Jeanette's research focuses on histories of the African Diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean. Her dissertation centers the historical intersections between Black radicalism, political economy, and popular religions in contemporary Venezuela (1970-2018). 

Field of Study

Latin America


Latin America - African Diaspora, Carribean, Black Liberation 

Grants and Awards

CLAH James Scobie Award 
UC-Cuba Research Fellowship
CSW Black Feminism Initiative Mariame Kaba Graduate Fellowship
Davis Putter Fellowship
Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellowship



Robin Derby


B.A. in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Scripps College

M.A. in History, UCLA