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Lorraine Affourtit Receives Fulbright-Hays Fellowship

Award will support her research of visual culture's role in Oaxacan social movements
Lorraine Affourtit
February 20, 2018

Visual Studies Doctoral Candidate Lorraine Affourtit was recently awarded a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) fellowship.
Affourtit's doctoral research focus is on social movement visual culture in the Americas, with a special concentration on Mexico and Latin America. She is also a practicing artist specializing in photo-intaglio printmaking.
The Fulbright DDRA fellowship will support Affourtit’s six months of fieldwork in Oaxaca, Mexico during the 2018-19 school year. This will be her final fieldwork trip in preparation for the completion of her dissertation, The Art of Assembly:  Visualizing Collectivity in Oaxaca's Popular Uprising, which investigates the role of visual culture of the Oaxaca Commune, a popular uprising and social movement that started in 2006 in Oaxaca City, Mexico. 
Further information about Affourtit’s work can be found at the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies (USMEX) Fellows website, where she is currently a pre-doctoral Visiting Fellow.