Afro-Latino Festival of New York names Sister as one this year's Honorees!
Our Sister Ariana Curtis, from Omicron Chapter, has been named as an honoree at this year's Afro-Latino Festival in New York City. Dr. Curtis, a former Fulbright Scholar, is a cultural anthropologist with an impressive career who is currently serving as the Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum's first curator of Latino Studies.
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Meet honoree Ariana A. Curtis joined the Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum as their first curator of Latino Studies. In this role, she conducts research and develops exhibitions, programs, and collections as related to various aspects of Latino urban experiences. Her museum projects seek to build sustainable networks and engage communities at multiple levels. She is currently working on an exhibition, Gateways, that explores Latino (im)migration in the mid-Atlantic and southeastern U.S. Since joining the staff in 2013, she has organized the Revisiting Our Black Mosaic symposium (2014) and is presently editing the resultant publication. She curated the exhibition Bridging the Americas (2015), which discusses community and belonging through the images and narratives of Panamanians and Zonians in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Curtis is also the Principal Investigator of Being and Belonging, a Smithsonian-wide initiative that explores the representation of the African Diaspora. Curtis is a cultural anthropologist whose research interests include: urban immigration and migration; racial constructions in the U.S.; Latino urban experiences; Blackness in the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean; African Diaspora; neoliberalism and globalization; and the role of institutions in shaping identity discourse. She holds a doctorate in Anthropology with a concentration in race, gender, and social justice from American University. She earned an MA in Public Anthropology also from American University and a BA from Duke University. Join us tomorrow at Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library to honor Ariana! #AfroLatinoFestNYC