Africana studies professor receives research fellowship

Oscar de la Torre, an assistant professor in the Department of Africana Studies, received a 2014 College Educators Research Fellowship from the UNC-Duke Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

According to de la Torre, the fellowship will enable him to develop the course “Environment, State and Society in the Caribbean and Latin America.” He said the class will be transnational and comparative and will discuss issues “that are currently very controversial, such as the green revolution in agriculture or the impact of the drug traffic among Afro-descendants.”