Los Alamos, New Mexico native Carmella Scorcia Pacheco is off to do a Fellowship with the Latino Museum Studies Program at the Smithsonian Institution’s Center for Cultural Heritage and Folklife!
Carmella is a PhD Student in the Spanish and Portuguese Department in the Border Studies program. Her research interests include cultural hybridity, expressive culture in the form of literature, music, art, and language and social justice initiatives within borderland and marginalized communities. At the Smithsonian, Carmella will be collaborating with their project entitled Smithsonian Year of Music—365 Days of Music at the Smithsonian. She will be working on a project which entails representing music in Latino communities. She will be collaborating with artists, assisting in musical events, and documenting musical content at the Smithsonian Institution. Upon returning, Carmella plans on sharing the knowledge gained from this experience with her Spanish as a Heritage classes as a way to promote music and as a way to build community both inside and outside the classroom as well as applying the experience to her own research interests.
The Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex, with 19 museums and the National Zoo—shaping the future by preserving our heritage, discovering new knowledge, and sharing our resources with the world.
The Institution was founded in 1846 with funds from the Englishman James Smithson (1765–1829) according to his wishes “under the name of the Smithsonian Institution, an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge.”
If you would like more information about this Smithsonian Internships, Fellowships, and Research Associates, please contact the Office of Fellowships and Internships at 202-633-7070 or check out their website https://smithsonianofi.com