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UW Dance Department features African Studies Assistant Director Monica Rojas-Stewart

March 3, 2021

Monica Rojas-Stewart, Ph.D.; Afro-Peruvian and Afro-Latinx Diaspora Dance

Submitted by Lisa Kwak on February 25, 2021 – 5:12pm

To celebrate and to recognize that the contributions of Black Americans should be appreciated beyond the month of February, the Department of Dance is using its website and social media platforms to spotlight a different Black dance artist in the greater Seattle area every month through 2021. To view the February issue click here

In March, we celebrate Monica Rojas-Stewart.

Monica Rojas-Stewart (She/Her)

Monica Rojas-Stewart, Ph.D. originally from Peru, has collaborated as a cultural consultant, guest artist, music, and dance instructor with various organizations and programs throughout the Pacific Northwest for over 20 years. Mother, artivist, and scholar, she is the founder of the DE CAJóN Project and Movimiento Afrolatino Seattle (MÁS), two arts organizations dedicated to educating about the history and cultural contributions of people of African descent in Peru and Latin America respectively. Rojas-Stewart is the Assistant Director of the African Studies and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies programs at The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at UW.

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