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Lesley G. Feracho

Associate Director, Institute for African American Studies
Associate Professor of Spanish

Dr. Feracho is the associate director of the Institute for African American Studies and an Associate Professor of Romance Languages and African American Studies. She received her B.A. in Spanish from Cornell University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Duke University, and is a scholar of Afro-Hispanic literature. Her research focuses on comparative studies of twentieth century Afro-Hispanic and African American women's narrative, African American and Latin American feminist theory, race and popular culture in Latin America, identity and migration in Latin American, Spanish Caribbean and English Caribbean women's fiction, and Afro-Brazilian contemporary prose and fiction.

Events featuring Lesley G. Feracho
Beechwood Movie Theater, Athens, GA

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  I would like to bring to your attention an important African American musical event from the Metropolitan Opera that will be broadcast in Beechwood movie theater on Saturday October 23, 2021 at 12:55pm. It is the opera Fire Shut Up in my Bones by jazz composer and…

Articles Featuring Lesley G. Feracho

As we celebrate Black History month (and Black excellence 24/7), the Institute for African American Studies…

Associate Director of IAAS, Dr. Lesley Feracho, recently returned from a 20-day trip to three cities in Brazil during which she engaged with the local, thriving black Brazilian feminist community through research, cultural events, meetings with activists, and…

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