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“Coastal Voices” Research Symposium

November 9, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for our annual Graduate & Undergraduate Symposium “Coastal Voices” on November 9th at 5 PM. The symposium will be held both in-person in Greenlaw 222 and streamed via Zoom. The symposium features Kiara Rodriguez, Christopher Catanese, Dailihana Alfonseca, Natalia Galindo, and Elly Veloria. Click here to register.  Learn more about our speakers below:


Kiara Rodriguez

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Kiara Rodriguez is an undergraduate sophomore from Burlington, North Carolina pursuing a major in Human Development and Family Science as well as minors in Women and Gender Studies and Sexuality Studies. When not discussing her Boricua identity, she can be found practicing with the UNC Men’s Rowing Team, working as a counselor for The Campus Y’s Carolina Kickoff Program, or spending way too much money at Epilogue.

Christopher Catanese

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Christopher Catanese is a doctoral candidate in UNC’s English department working on 18th-century British and transatlantic poetry, and the history of economics and agriculture. He has published scholarly articles on genre, vitalism, and working-class poetry, and he is coeditor of the poetry press Golias Books.

Dailihana Alfonseca

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Dailihana Alfonseca attends the Uni. of NC- Chapel Hill, where she is bringing together an interdisciplinary approach to literary studies with a focus as to how assimilation into western cultural ideologies manifests as depression and anxiety in Latina Immigrant Women of the US. 
As a graduate student, she works for the University of NC in the Latina/o Studies Program building an Afro-LatinX archive of references and sources for research, she sits on the Graduate and Professional Student Government Advisory Committee to the Dean of Arts and Sciences as well as serves as an executive sponsor to the Caribbean Student Association.
Outside of school Dailihana is a child and dog mom, friend to all, loving partner in crime and a fiction editor for the Raleigh Review.

Natalia Galindo

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Hello! I’m Natalia Galindo. I’m a first-year MA Global Studies student at UNC. My pronouns are she/her/hers. I was born in Lima, Peru, but I’ve been living in the US for a few years, and I went to high school in Ohio. I have a BA in Social Anthropology and Linguistics. I have a range of research interests that I begun exploring in my undergraduate degree. These research interests include education development, gender disparities, and LGBTQIA+ rights in Latin America. My hobbies include listening to Taylor Swift and drawing/painting.

Elly Veloria

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Elly Veloria (she/her/ella) is a Cultural Anthropology PhD student at Duke University. Her research interests include the production and consumption of food within Puerto Rican popular culture. Previously, she received a Fulbright fellowship and worked in philanthropy. She attended Bowdoin College.


November 9, 2022
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Greenlaw 222
203 Lenoir Drive Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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