Cassandra A.W. Osei
I am a doctoral candidate trained in the fields of Latin American history and African/Diaspora studies. I have also taken coursework in anthropology, sociology, social work, Spanish and Portuguese, African and African American studies, and the digital humanities.
At the University of Kansas, I was a TRiO McNair Scholar, FLAS fellow, Multicultural Scholar, Hall Center Humanities scholar, and distinguished University awardee. I am a proud Midwesterner, first-generation student, and first-generation American.
- Modern Latin America & the Caribbean
- African Diaspora in Latin America
- Gender & Sexuality
- Digital Humanities
My dissertation project studies change in black urban life through the experiences of black women in twentieth century Brazil. With funding from the Fulbright-Hays and the Lemann Institute, I will complete fieldwork towards my dissertation in São Paulo and Rio Grande do Sul in 2019 - 2020.
- B.A. History (with Honors) and Latin American & Caribbean Studies, University of Kansas, 2015
- Fulbright-Hays DDRA Fellowship, 2019 - 20
- Lemann Graduate Fellowship, 2019
- Tinker Fellowship (CLACS), Summer 2018 (declined)
- Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship (Portuguese), 2017-18
- Department Pre-Dissertation Grant (History), Summer 2017
- Department Fellowship (History), 2016-17
- Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship (Portuguese), Summer 2016
- Tinker Fellowship (CLACS), Summer 2016
- Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship (Portuguese), 2015-16