Graduate Students Networking Lunch

November 2, 2017

Doctoral students working on Latin American and Caribbean topics from across the University of Miami's three campuses came to a networking lunch in November hosted by the institute's 2017-2018 Distinguished Graduate Fellows.

Doctoral students from the Departments of International Studies, Sociology, Modern Languages and Literatures, English, History, Biology, Engineering, Business, and Public Health attended. For many of the students, it was their first visit to University of Miami’s Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas. During the introductions students spoke about their research interests and doctoral dissertations, and learned about activities at the institute targeted especially for doctoral students, including summer research grants, the annual distinguished fellows competition, the graduate students weekly writing and support group, the graduate research symposium and field research grant workshop, and the distinguished fellows research colloquium.

The fellows also welcomed ideas for further activities and collaboration. Students were able to meet people across departments, establish new friendships, and find a space to meet with fellow graduate students working on research projects in Latin America and the Caribbean.