UFRO beca chile crea

Dr. Carolina Navarrete was awarded with the Scholarship “Chile Crea” of the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage, which will allow her to realize a research stay at Wellesley College in Massachusetts, USA.

The academic staff member of the Department of Languages, Literature and Communication of the Universidad de La Frontera (UFRO), Dr. Carolina Navarrete, has been awarded with the Scholarship Chile Crea, thanks to her research project called “Promotion of women’s readings and writings, with an emphasis on human rights, social justice and memory”, which is financed by the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage through the Undersecretary for Culture and Arts of the Chilean Government.

This scholarship provides a research stay at the Spanish Department of Wellesley College, which is a private women’s college in the state of Massachusetts in the USA, where Dr. Navarrete is going to work together with the prestigious US-Chilean writer and academic staff member Dr. Marjorie Agosín, who is a human rights activist that has been awarded with the Human Rights Leadership Award by the United Nations and with the Gabriela Mistral Award by the Chilean Government. She is the author of more than eighty books that have been published by the world’s leading publishing houses. Her work includes narratives, poetry, theatre and memories.

The research stay of Dr. Navarrete is also part of the Fondecyt Project she is leading, called “Stitching loose pieces of oneself together: towards poetics of details in the writings of the I of contemporary female authors (1990-2018)” (Fondecyt Project No. 11190799).

This opportunity of professional development at Wellesley College will allow Dr. Navarrete during the month of September of this year to study in depth the work of an internationally awarded author for her literary work in defense of the human rights of groups of women that have been refugees and excluded by the political, economic and social systems.

Dr. Navarrete appreciates the opportunity this scholarship offers and pointed out: “I am very grateful for this opportunity, since it allows me to specialize in the field of research I have been developing over the years, such as the study of women’s writings. I am interested in revealing the role of female writers, especially because of the little knowledge that exists about the work produced by women in the Chilean educational context. In this context, this scholarship stands for a concrete opportunity to motivate people to get to know and to read the work of this prolific writer, and of other female writers who are writing about contemporary and relevant issues in today’s world.”

Wellesley College is a private women’s college in the USA that started in 1875. It was founded by Henry Fowle Durant and his wife Pauline Fowle Durant and its mission is to “provide an excellent liberal arts education for women who will make a difference in the world”.

Written by: Faculty of Education, Social Science and Humanities