Monica Rojas-Stewart

Assistant Director - African Studies
Monica Rojas-Stewart


Rojas-Stewart earned her doctorate degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Washington with her dissertation titled: “Docile Devils: Performing Activism through Afro-Peruvian Dance.” In addition to her position as Assistant Director of the African Studies and Latin American and Caribbean Studies Programs at the University of Washington Jackson School of International Studies Rojas-Stewart is a recognized community artist and activist. She  recently combined her academic and artistic skills to launch and direct two community wide arts education organizations  called DE CAJóN Project and MÁS – Movimiento Afrolatino Seattle, both dedicated to promoting and educating about the cultural contributions of people of African descent in Peru and in Latin America respectively.

Research Interests

Race, identity, anthropology, ethnomusicology, performance, African Diaspora, Latin America, Spanish Caribbean


  • University of Washington, PhD, 2007