CLACS alum Christine Weible was recently awarded a one-year fellowship at El Museo del Barrio. El Museo is a Latino cultural institution dedicated to promoting Latin American and Caribbean art and culture.
Christine will be working in the education department where she will develop curriculum, organize events, and design and lead gallery tours in both Spanish and English.
At CLACS, Christine’s research focused on ESMA, formerly known as the Escuela Superior de Mecánica de la Armada. During the Argentine Dirty War, ESMA was the largest detention center implicated in human rights crimes such as torture and disappearances. This facility now functions as a museum of memory, officially the Espacio para la memoria y para la promoción y defensa de los Derechos Humanos. The “Museo para la memoria” came together as a collaboration between numerous human rights organizations, such as the Madres de la Plaza de Mayo. Christine was interested in the role of collective memory in this and other such facilities in Argentina.
Christine has a long history of work and research in the field of Latin American art. As an undergraduate student she completed a dual B.A. in Spanish and Art History. She has also had several internships in the field – notably with the Fundación Cisneros.
Posted by Von Diaz – MA Candidate at CLACS / Global Journalism at NYU