Kelsey Chatlosh

Kelsey Chatlosh

Cultural Anthropology Program

 Kelsey Chatlosh is a doctoral student in the Cultural Anthropology program.  Her research focuses on Afro-Chilean activism for recognition, memory and territory, and how activists are contesting dominant narratives of Chilean history and racial identity, re-envisioning the future, and linking with other activist networks.  In part, Kelsey is interested to explore how varying configurations of Afro-descendant Chilean consciousness and activism are emerging online through digital ethnography.  Additionally, as teacher at Queens College, Kelsey is keen on further exploring and applying methods of digital pedagogy within and beyond the classroom. Prior to the CUNY Graduate Center, Kelsey worked as the Language Access Monitor at the Washington, DC Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs.  There, among other projects, she co-founded the website LanguageIsARight.org and worked on a public art and social media campaign to spread awareness of city residents’ right to access city programs and services in their own languages.

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