Shari Wejsa


BA in History and Spanish Literature and Culture, Rutgers University, 2009
EdM in Social Studies Education, Rutgers University GSE, 2010
MA in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Columbia University, 2013

Research Interests

Race and ethnicity
Women’s mobilization
Human rights and social justice

Dissertation Title


Faculty Advisors

Jeffrey Lesser
Thomas D. Rogers
Yanna Yannakakis


As a PhD student in Latin American history, I intend to investigate social mobilization among minority groups, emphasizing Afro-Latin American, indigenous, and women’s activism. I hope to build off my prior research on related issues and professional background as a secondary education teacher to learn from and contribute to dialogues on collective advocacy as transformative power.