Shari Wejsa is a PhD student in Latin American History, broadly interested in human rights and social justice in modern Latin America, and more specifically in the experiences of African refugees and migrants in Brazil in the post-colonial period. Prior to entering the program at Emory, she completed an M.A. in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Columbia University and an Ed.M. at Rutgers University. She also conducted field research with a Fulbright research grant in Salvador, Bahia on Brazil’s National Truth Commission, which investigated human rights violations committed primarily during Brazil’s 1964-1985 military dictatorship. She ultimately wants to make make her research more accessible to the general public. Please feel free to contact her by email at swejsa [at] emory [dot] edu with any questions or comments about this digital project or her other work.